Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques - Journal of Omnifarious
Nov. 2nd, 2006
02:15 pm - Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
In this article Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques it is revealed that the one of the first female casualties in Iraq died because she killed herself after refusing to be present at interrogations where interrogation techniques were being used that she objected to.
Her death was initially listed as "Non-hostile weapons discharge" and only a FOIA filing managed to uncover the real reason. She was a translator and interrogator.
This happened way back on September 15th, 2003, just months after our invasion. This leaves little doubt in my mind that the various instances of soldiers torturing prisoners were not isolated incidents by rogue units, but were in fact part of an organized campaign with orders from the top. Because this incident were known about, it would certainly have come to someone's attention, and Rumsfeld's claims to not have known about the torture before the press knew are highly suspect.