1. The International Committee of the Red Cross told the U.S. in February that there were widespread abuses “tantamount to torture” in the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq.
2. The operations director of ICRC says “Our findings do not allow us to conclude that what we were dealing with at Abu Ghraib were isolated acts of individual members of coalition forces. What we have described is a pattern and a broad system.”
3. The Gen. Miller just sent to reform the Iraqi prison mess is the same Gen. Miller who previously proposed that the chain of command be changed to put the guards under the jurisdiction of the interrogators.
4. Any NCO can sign the paperwork to send someone to Guantanamo. Only the SecDef can sign the paperwork to let that person out.