Janis KarpinskiOne Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu GhraibSat Oct 29, 2005 06:22126.96.36.199
One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story
by Janis Karpinski
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In One Woman's Army, General Janis Karpinski forcefully argues that the bulk of the blame for the Abu Ghraib scandal goes to the very top of the chain of command and tells why she has been made a scapegoat. Hers is a story of military leaders run amok, and a moving portrait of a woman who spent her life defying the odds in pursuit of her dream.
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Synopses & Reviews
In an outspoken memoir that is sure to generate controversy, General Janis Karpinski tells the real story of the tragic and shameful events of 2004 from her first-hand experience.
Karpinski had a long, distinguished career in the military: she received a Bronze Star for her service in the Gulf War, and most recently, served as the Commander of the Military Police Brigade and was the first and only female General Officer commanding troops in a combat zone in Iraq. And although she had no training in handling criminal prisoners, she was selected to run Abu Ghraib.
In One Woman's Army, Karpinski takes us inside the prison walls and describes unflinchingly what it was like to interact with the Iraqi prisoners, the corruption within the armed forces and the accompanying private firms, and her meeting with Saddam Hussein, who refused to believe that a woman could be in charge. She talks about what life is really like for women in the armed forces and the tremendous obstacles she has faced.
Co-written with Newsweek correspondent Steven Strasser, she forcefully argues that the bulk of the blame for the Abu Ghraib scandal goes to the very top of the chain of command — to Lieutenant General Sanchez; Ambassador Bremer; Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld — and tells why she has been made a scapegoat. Hers is a story of military leaders run amok, and a moving portrait of a woman who spent her life defying the odds in pursuit of her dream.
"Karpinski accepts her own shortcomings but maintains that she was made a scapegoat in the shameful events....This is a completely fascinating look at a troubling event from the perspective of a woman who has been on the frontline." Booklist
"Her memoir convincingly demonstrates that Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez and his staff made her the scapegoat for the Abu Ghraib scandal because she was a reservist and a woman. Recommended..." Library Journal
In an outspoken memoir and expose sure to generate controversy, the commanding general of Abu Ghraib tells her story of the tragic and shameful events in Iraq.
General Janis Karpinski, who received a Bronze Star for service in the Gulf War, tells the real story behind the shameful and tragic events at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. 16 pages of photographs.
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About the Author
Brigadier-General Janis Karpinski has been in the U.S. military for over twenty-five years, most recently as the Commander of the Military Police Brigade in Iraq. She received a Bronze Star for her service in the Gulf War. She now lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Steven Strasser is a former editor and foreign correspondent for Newsweek. He now teaches journalism at Purchase College in New York.
Col. Janis Karpinski said, "These pictures were staged there was no electricity in Abu Ghraib. They used generators." The articles used were PROPS, black hoods, electrodes, hoods, leashes were provided by Iraqis and people from Guantanamo Bay where these props were tested...........
"Lynndie England was specifically selected to pose in pictures. Lynndie just followed ORDERS! It goes to the very top, Rumsfeld, Bremer, Gonzales......." --Col. Janis Karpinski, Ret.
Col. Janis Karpinski, Ret. Discusses The Lynndie England Case: Wow what an AMAZING Story --CHARLES GOYETTE KXXT 1010 AM Phoenix, AZ.....
...Listen to: http://www.charlesgoyette.com/archive/media/2005-10-24-Charles-01.mp3
Lynndie England was a 'patsy' for Bush, Rumsfeld and Gonzales!
10/27/05 ...FREE LYNNDIE ENGLAND, THE CHARLES GOYETTE SHOW
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
Col. Janis Karpinski, the Former Head of Abu Ghraib, Admits
She Broke the Geneva Conventions But Says the Blame
"Goes All the Way to The Top”
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