[Marxism] Ricardo Sanchez- The Torture General Who Made 'Hispanic of the Year'
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Mon Aug 23 22:41:04 MDT 2004
The Pentagon coverup of Ricardo Sanchez is to be released this week. General
Sanchez is the Republican effort to clone Colin Powell in a Tex-Mex body.
Unfortunately for Bush, this entire effort went terribly awry when the
photos began to leak out of US GIs at play in the Abu Ghraib prison.
Down here in South Texas, all the business 'leaders', Hispanic professional
class (lawyers and what nots), and the motley crew of Tex-Mex cops, Tex-Mex
prison guards, and Tex-Mex INS Migra buddies have seen the rug pulled out
from underneath their media-pushed war hero. After all there are not too
many great Hispanics for this group that have been able to rise and come out
before, from Rio Grande City, Texa, or towns similar to it scattered across
Texas and beyond. Sanchez had caught on in a way that Clinton INS jefe,
Silvestre Reyes, never did. He has been portrayed as the local chavo who
made good big time.
There is currently a big effort at 'support' for Ricardo in the press. It
would be a big set back in the Republicans' effort to chip off pocho voters
from the Democratic Party, if they were to have to sacrifice their 'Ricardo"
to scandal. So it's blame it on the 'trailer trash' grunts of Appalachia,
and keep the cheerleading going for the homie super star of Rio Grande City,
and also for all the other border town alcaldes along the river.
Plus, The Empire needs united Cuban, Tex-Mex, and Puerto Rican internal
backing for its imperialist efforts farther south. And the US military needs
them for cannon fodder in Today's Army.
General Granted Latitude At Prison
Abu Ghraib Used Aggressive Tactics
By R. Jeffrey Smith and Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, June 12, 2004
Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the senior U.S. military officer in Iraq,
borrowed heavily from a list of high-pressure interrogation tactics used at
the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and approved letting
senior officials at a Baghdad jail use military dogs, temperature extremes,
reversed sleep patterns, sensory deprivation, and diets of bread and water
on detainees whenever they wished, according to newly obtained documents.
The U.S. policy, details of which have not been previously disclosed, was
approved in early September, shortly after an Army general sent from
Washington completed his inspection of the Abu Ghraib jail and then returned
to brief Pentagon officials on his ideas for using military police there to
help implement the new high-pressure methods.
The documents obtained by The Washington Post spell out in greater detail
than previously known the interrogation tactics Sanchez authorized, and make
clear for the first time that, before last October, they could be imposed
without first seeking the approval of anyone outside the prison. That gave
officers at Abu Ghraib wide latitude in handling detainees.
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Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez Named Hispanic Of The Year
Three-Star General Oversees U.S. Troops In Iraq
By JACQUES-CHRISTIAN WADESTRANDT
January 8, 2004
Copyright © 2004 CARIBBEAN BUSINESS. All Rights Reserved.
In its December issue, the cultural magazine Hispanic selected Lt. General
Ricardo Sanchez, the commanding officer of United States troops in Iraq,
Hispanic of the Year.
In some respects Sanchez is doing for Hispanics in the military what Collin
Powell did for Blacks when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Like Powell, he is proving that through perseverance and hard work they can
ascend to positions of leadership in the armed forces. According to the
magazine, Sanchez is the highest-ranking Hispanic in the U.S. Army and the
ninth Hispanic general in the armys history. As commanding officer of the
U.S. troops and coalition forces in Iraq, he is responsible for 120,000 U.S.
troops and some 30,000 military staff from 30 coalition countries.
His Hispanic background is possibly his greatest asset in this theater of
operations. In addition to the growing number of Hispanic-American forces in
the U.S. Army, there are several military units coming from Latin America,
including El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and from
Spain. As indicated in Hispanic, Sanchez has the opportunity to use his
background to rally these diverse groups together, as well as any others who
come from minority backgrounds. He enjoys monitoring the performance of
Hispanic troops, and says to the magazine: "It was pretty exciting to see
all those great young soldiers with all our leadership present to understand
the tremendous power that comes from the diversity of American forces."
Fellow officer Lt. Gen. Eric Olsen, who was interviewed by Hispanic and knew
Sanchez during the Persian Gulf War, says he is "one of the most principled,
ethical commanders Ive ever met."
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who was the top U.S. military officer in Iraq at
the time of the abuse, testified before Congress that he did not find out
about the abuse until this year, when a military police officer revealed the
problem at the prison. The new report essentially absolves Sanchez, saying
only that he should have been more vigilant in supervising Karpinski.
full whitewash of Sanchez at.. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5800201/
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