So What?

Army General Advised Using Dogs at Abu Ghraib, Officer Testifies

Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller told top officers during an advisory visit to Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison that they needed to get military working dogs for use in interrogations, and he advocated procedures then in use at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to court testimony yesterday.

Maj. David DiNenna, the top military police operations officer at Abu Ghraib in 2003, said that when Miller and a team of Guantanamo Bay officials visited in early September 2003, Miller advocated mirroring the Cuba operation.

It sounds like an effective interrogation technique to me. The dogs are not allowed to harm the terrorists, and if they are sufficiently frightened to give information it should be used.

I would hope the critics take a few minutes to explain to their children or grandchildren why daddy or grandpa would rather see them die or be horribly mutilated in a terrorist attack than have these terrorist piss their pants.

Of course they don’t really. But it’s a chance to use Abu Ghraib in a news story and make political points against George W. Bush. And that’s what counts.

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