Buried deep inside a story buried deep inside today’s New York Times, General in Abu Ghraib Case Retires After Forced Delay, we find this gem: the General who presided over US
torture inhumane treatment of detainees just got a medal,
At his retirement ceremony Monday, General Miller received the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded for exceptionally commendable service in a position of great responsibility, Army officials said.
Recall that Gen. Miller is the man who appears to have brought Gitmo-style ‘interrogation’ tactics to Iraq, and then used the Sgt. Shultz defense:
Because of his experience as a commander of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, General Miller was sent to Iraq in the summer of 2003 to review the detention system and interrogation techniques there. His mission was to recommend methods that would increase the success of intelligence-gathering as coalition forces battled a tenacious and growing insurgency.
Subsequently, dogs were used as a tool of intimidation of detainees at Abu Ghraib, and debate has swirled over responsibility for abusive interrogation procedures.
General Miller initially invoked his right not to give testimony that might incriminate him, and he did not testify at the first court-martial involving a dog handler at Abu Ghraib prison.
In May, he did testify at a second court-martial for another dog handler. During his testimony, General Miller said he never suggested that dogs be used to intimidate prisoners during interrogations in Iraq.