Sunday, January 16, 2005

More Trials to Come

The Guardian notes that more military trials are on the way:

The Pentagon plans to put at least 20 more US troops before military courts for abuse of detainees in the wake of last week's high profile trial of the ringleader in the Abu Ghraib scandal, military spokesmen said yesterday.

The Guardian also points out that "informal polls by newspapers on US army bases found troops believed low-ranking troops such as Graner have been singled out for exemplary punishment, while senior officers--who knew of the abuse for months--have gone free." Only one soldier facing charges in the detainee abuse scandal is known to be an officer.