6,528. 12/1/2005

"On December 1, 2005, during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who as White House Counsel had previously abetted denials of detainee rights and protections under the laws of war, stated that what happened at Abu Ghraib [prison in Iraq] was 'shocking,' 'horrific,' and not allowed. Despite his denial of authorizations to use certain tactics depicted in the Abu Ghraib photos, by the time of his speech it was well known that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had expressly authorized the stripping of persons naked, use of dogs, and hooding as interrogation tactics, among other unlawful tactics, in an action memo on December 2, 2002…"

 – Jordan J. Paust, Beyond the Law, 26

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