August 01, 2006

Heckuva Job, Miller

US army honours Guantanamo, Iraq chief:
The man who commanded the Guantanamo prison and helped shape detention practices at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, retired from the US military with a top honour and praise from the Army.

Major General Geoffrey Miller headed the prison camp for foreign terrorism suspects at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2002 to 2004 and was sent to Iraq in 2003 to help extract more information from prisoners there.

He oversaw all detention operations in Iraq for nine months in 2004...

Military investigators last year recommended that Miller be admonished for failing to monitor and limit the "abusive and degrading" interrogation of a prisoner. But the general who headed US Southern Command rejected the recommendation.

The Army inspector general's office also cleared Miller.


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