Abuse and Accountability at Abu Ghraib Prison
As the scandal over abuse of Iraqi detainees at the hands of American troops continues to make headlines around the world, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other Pentagon officials have tried to lay the blame on a few soldiers gone bad. Yet increasingly, questions are being raised about who authorized the treatment, and how far up the chain of command responsibility really lies. Should Pentagon officials resign? Were military intelligence officers or the CIA part of the problem? Did the Pentagon create a culture of crisis that helped condone controversial interrogation techniques? Guest host Sara Terry explores who-s ultimately responsible for the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison with journalists in and outside of the military and a former military intelligence interrogator. (This segment is an edited version of a program originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.) Making News: Governor Schwarzenegger Releases Budget The Governor released his budget today, on time and with no new taxes. In so doing, Arnold Schwarzenegger fulfilled one of his principal campaign promises. Lynda Gledhill, who covers Sacramento for the San Francisco Chronicle, reports on the Governor's proposal, his unconventional approach, and several legislative hurdles that remain, including the November election and the gap between the state's income and spending.