"The Iraqi people are now free.
And they do not have to worry about the secret police coming after them in the middle of the night, and they don't have to worry about their husbands and brothers being taken off and shot, or their wives being taken to rape rooms. Those days are over."?Paul Bremer, Administrator, [Iraq] Coalition Provisional Authority, Sept. 2, 2003
"There are no more rape rooms and torture chambers in Iraq"?National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CBS Early Show, March 19, 2004
"One thing is for certain: There won't be any more mass graves and torture rooms and rape rooms."?Bush, press availability in Monterrey, Mexico, Jan. 12, 2004
"Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers."?President Bush, remarks to 2003 Republican National Committee Presidential Gala, Oct. 8, 2003
"Our military is - performing brilliantly. See, the transition from torture chambers and rape rooms and mass graves and fear of authority is a tough transition. And they're doing the good work of keeping this country stabilized as a political process unfolds."?Bush, remarks on "Tax Relief and the Economy," Iowa, April 15, 2004
"We're facing supporters of the outlaw cleric, remnants of Saddam's regime that are still bitter that they don't have the position to run the torture chambers and rape rooms. - They will fail because they do not speak for the vast majority of Iraqis who do not want to replace one tyrant with another. They will fail because the will of our coalition is strong. They will fail because America leads a coalition full of the finest military men and women in the world."?Bush, remarks on the USA Patriot Act, Pennsylvania, April 19, 2004
"As you know, on 14 January 2004, a criminal investigation was initiated to examine allegations of detainee abuse at the Baghdad confinement facility at Abu Ghraib. Shortly thereafter, the commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Seven requested a separate administrative investigation into systemic issues such as command policies and internal procedures related to detention operations. That administrative investigation is complete; however, the findings and recommendations have not been approved. As a result of the criminal investigation, six military personnel have been charged with criminal offenses to include conspiracy, dereliction of duty, cruelty and maltreatment, assault, and indecent acts with another."- Brigadier Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Deputy Director for Coalition Operations, Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing, March 20, 2004
Compiled from PRAVDA Forum
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