Brigadier General Janis R Karpinski: “The secret here is getting these people released, and we’re holding innocent people out there. ”
And General Wodjakowski turned around and said to me ” I don’t care if we are holding 15,000 innocent civilians! We are winning the war! “
Cross-posted from dailykos.com
That quote came from this 237 page official document which was released to the ACLU by a FOIA request. The actual quote by General Wodjakowski can be found on page 171.
This document not only addresses the necessity and inability of our military to release detainees who were innocent and had no intelligence value at all, it touches upon the known abuse of innocent Iraqi citizens, as well as the over-crowded conditions within the detainees facilities.
Rather than giving you my version of this document, I thought it would be more beneficial to allow you to read it for yourself and form your own opinion.