Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, agreed that there was “no excuse” for the alleged abuse, which has led to charges against six soldiers.
Kimmitt said Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the former head of operations at the Guantanamo base, where detainees from the U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have been held without charges or legal representation, some for more than 2½ years, had been sent to Abu Ghraib as deputy manager for detention operations.
Kimmitt said Miller would help ensure proper detention and interrogation practices in Iraq. He said Iraq’s U.S. occupiers were training jailers to prevent a repeat of the events that were photographed at Abu Ghraib, which he said did not accurately reflect the intentions of the U.S. military.