'Shameful Mistreatment of Prisoners in Iraq is Unacceptable'
May 4, 2004
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following
statement today about abuse of Iraqi prisoners:
of grotesque behavior by soldiers in Iraq is not only disgraceful
and damaging to the interests of the United States, it also endangers
our men and women in uniform, the vast majority of whom are courageously
performing their duties. The shameful mistreatment of prisoners
in Iraq is unacceptable and must be investigated thoroughly.
the questions that must be answered are: Was this an isolated incident?
Were personnel trained adequately to do the jobs to which they were
assigned? When did senior leadership of the Department of Defense
learn of these allegations? Was their response timely and did it
reflect the seriousness of this situation?
have a full investigation to get to the bottom of this outrage."
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