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The question facing the Bush administration is "how do we evade taking responsibility for torture at Abu Ghraib"? The answer: Find a scapegoat. What Spc. Graner did was despicable, but the administration would like you to believe it was an isolated incident. In addition, they would like you to believe that what happened at Abu Ghraib was tantamount to frat boy hazings.
The response of the administration is a reflection of their overall policy: They support the war, but they don't support the troops. Spec. Graner is being scapegoated to hide the systematic nature of the abuse, which was justified by the poison pen of Alberto Gonzalez.
Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr., the suspected ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse, took the stand for the first time Saturday and said he was ordered by interrogators to abuse detainees.
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