WASHINGTON – Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in 2004 that he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of the United States armed forces."
It's the right thing to do," Rumsfeld said. "And it is my intention to see that we do."
From the budget years 2003 to 2006, the Defense Department paid $30.9 million to Iraqi and Afghan civilians who were killed, injured, or incurred property damage due to U.S. or coalition forces' actions during combat. The Army has found no evidence any of those payments were used to compensate victims of abuse at Abu Ghraib.s the right thing to do," Rumsfeld said. "And it is my intention to see that we do."
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Answer by treece at 3:53 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
We get it, you hate our solders and love the enemy. I could let you talk to my grandson, who was one of the chief medical officers at that prison, at that time. You could get the real truth then, but I doubt if he would talk to a military hating person as yourself. You have no idea what happened over there, and your just spreading your usual bullshit.
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Answer by jewjewbee at 3:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
I already know you dont care that the republican Democrat President LIED, killed and put us in extreme debt.....
Fixed that for ya! :o)
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