JUDGE: IRAQIS SUFFICIENTLY ALLEGE TORTURE BY MILITARY CONTRACTOR AND MAY PROCEED WITH LAWSUIT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


JUDGE: IRAQIS SUFFICIENTLY ALLEGE TORTURE BY MILITARY CONTRACTOR AND MAY PROCEED WITH LAWSUIT

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against CACI Premier Technology for its alleged involvement in Iraqi torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.

“CACI personnel substantially aided the military personnel responsible for directly carrying out the abuses, including directing them on how to set the conditions of confinement, ordering them to employ various abusive tactics, and helping them conceal the abuses,” Judge Leonie Brinkema stated [PDF].

“Moreover, upper-level management at CACI substantially aided these continued abuses by refusing to inform the military of reports that CACI and military personnel were abusing detainees and by continuing to employ—and even promote—interrogators engaging in the abuses.”

“Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged that CACI’s and its employees’ actions to aid the abuses were undertaken with the necessary purpose of facilitating the abusive conduct because the goal of the abusive regime was to ‘soften up’ the detainees to convince them to cooperate with CACI’s interrogators,” Brinkema additionally contended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Judge Brinkema!!

Torture is counterproductive, in terms of creating actionable intelligence, and should be shunned by all civilized societies.

Although looking at the sorry state of the Unhinged Survielled States of America today, "civilized" would not be the first adjective I would use to describe it.

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