CACI Premier Technology Inc. responds to the Salon article "'Big Steve' and Abu Ghraib."

By Salon Staff
April 12, 2006 1:00PM (UTC)
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Michael Scherer

Mr. Scherer:

Your online article "'Big Steve' and Abu Ghraib" was reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's Queen of Hearts, who opted for "sentence first -- verdict afterwards." Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

As CACI has repeatedly stated, the Company has cooperated fully with every government inquiry concerning its work in Iraq. The Company does not condone, tolerate or endorse any illegal behavior by any employee at any time. As CACI has also stated, under the laws in this country, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, a presumption that Salon, it seems, does not indulge. Consistent with Salon's approach, your article references a lawsuit against CACI but for which you sought no comment from CACI. Nor did you even mention any of the Company's prior statements rejecting the allegations in that lawsuit as unfounded, frivolous, and completely without merit. Perhaps you perceive value in the "drive-by-shooting" school of journalism. CACI expects better.



J. William Koegel, Jr.
Counsel for CACI Premier Technology, Inc.

Mark Benjamin and Michael Scherer respond:

The lawsuit that Mr. Koegel references was not the subject of our article and is mentioned only in passing, to identify an attorney familiar with allegations against Steven Stefanowicz. For this reason, we did not repeat CACI's opposition to the lawsuit.

Salon Staff

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