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Contracting Away our Freedom

May 10, 2004

(archived broadcast )
Special Guest: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois
Military contractors torture Iraqi prisoners.
Contractors cost more to do the same job government workers do.
Worse yet, if a contractors spots government abuse, they’re fired,
unlike government workers who have whistleblower protections under the law.
Do Republicans love contractors because they are legally required to hide
torture, waste, and abuse by the Bush Administration?

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  • Burt Humburg May 10, 2004 4:01 pm

    Mark mentioned Boykin on the air. I wanted to post this website and an excerpt .
    Boykin needs to be relieved of command – Hate at the core of prisoner abuse scandal
    by John Janney
    (Monday 10 May 2004)
    As revelations surface from interviews with Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, former Iraqi prison commander, that the Abu Ghraib prison evolved into an interrogation center — Orwellian goodspeak for torture chambers — and control of the prison shifted to the military intelligence command, one name resurfaces from the archives of recent scandal: Boykin.