Abu Ghraib investigator: I was pushed out

Maj. Gen. Paul Taguba says he thought, naively, that Pentagon officials wanted to know the truth.

By Tim Grieve

Published June 18, 2007 1:19PM (EDT)

"I thought they wanted to know. I assumed they wanted to know. I was ignorant of the setting." -- Retired Army Maj. Gen Antonio Taguba, who tells Seymour Hersh that the Pentagon forced him into early retirement because his report on the abuses at Abu Ghraib told Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and others more than they wanted to hear.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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