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Iraq War / Prisoner Abuse / Darby, The Whistleblower #847070

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of Joe Darby, who turned in the pictures of prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, presented; sample photos shown. [DARBY - recalls getting CD pictures of life in Iraq & from the prison; talks about MP Charles Grenier‡ & his dark side that led to the staged photos; says he knew these people were going to prison; recounts how he turned in the pictures, his fears afterward of having his throat cut, his anxiety after his name was revealed, being told he was flying out of Iraq, being told he could never go home, having security for he & his wife for six months, how he has started over outside the Army; praises his unit; states they broke the law & he would do it again.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says Spc. Joseph Darby alerted authorities about the abuses.] [Maryland VFW post commander Colin ENGELBACH†- says the town viewed Darby as no good for his traitorous actions; notes the threats against Darby & his wife.] [Darby's WIFE - says her husband was viewed as a dead man & relatives turned against them.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - praises Darby for speaking out.] The reaction of VFW national commander Gary Kurplus† in response to the airing of Darby's story on "60 Minutes" quoted.

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