An Abu Ghraib post-script?

The Canadian Press reports that:

Charles Graner was a manipulative sadist, Ivan Frederick sincerely penitent and Lynndie England an infatuated follower who got more notice than her role deserved, according to the authors of a new book on the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Christopher Graveline helped prosecute the defendants and investigator Michael Clemens assisted the prosecution team. They conclude, not surprisingly, that military justice was served by the criminal convictions of 11 low-ranking soldiers and the nonjudicial punishment of a handful of officers.

But the authors of "The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial" also ponder the grey area between the soldiers’ actions and their commanders’ intentions — the source of questions still dogging members of the George W. Bush administration and complicating America’s international relations more than six years after photographs of naked, humiliated and terrified Abu Ghraib detainees surfaced.

Christopher Graveline, The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial, Potomac Books, 2010.

Here is a link to Graveline’s Washington Post OpEd piece.