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Iraq / Prisoner Abuse Scandal #763172

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Mannheim, Germany: Fred Francis) The findings of the report of the commission that investigated the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq featured; details given of the conclusion that there were gaps & confusion in command and that top military leaders are culpable. [Abu Ghraib panel chairman James SCHLESINGER†- says it was a kind of animal house on the night shift.] [Commission member Tillie FOWLER†- comments on leadership failures.] The hearings in Germany for the soldiers accused in the scandal noted. [Accused MP S/Sgt. Ivan “Chip” Frederick’s attorney Gary MYERS†- says after today, we will no longer hear that it was just 7 rogue soldiers.] [FREDERICK – says everything went downhill since we got to Abu Ghraib.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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