- Making News: Capitol Hill Responds to Prisoner Abuse Scandal
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is expected to take a grilling tomorrow in a public hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Today, some Democrats have called for him to resign-or be fired. Republicans, too, are said to be harboring serious doubts. Jonathan Broder, defense and foreign policy editor for Congressional Quarterly, says emotions are running high and calls for action are mounting.
- Reporter's Notebook: Prison Abuse Echoes Same in US
When she took over Iraq-s Abu Ghraib prison last June, Reserve Brigadier General Janis Karpinski told reporters that living conditions were so good the prisoners -wouldn-t want to leave.- But things were not what they seemed, and since then, Karpinski has been disciplined for what-s now called the prisoner abuse scandal. In a Los Angeles Times' op-ed column, civil rights lawyer Robert Bastian says things are not what they seem in America-s prisons either.
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