Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez telling some dirty lies to the Congress during testimony:
[quote](U.S. Senator Jack Reed) REED: Thank you. General Sanchez, today’s USA Today, sir, reported that you ordered or approved the use of sleep deprivation, intimidation by guard dogs, excessive noise and inducing fear as an interrogation method for a prisoner in Abu Ghraib prison.
REED: Is that correct?
SANCHEZ: Sir, that may be correct that it’s in a news article, but I never approved any of those measures to be used within CJTF-7 at any time in the last year.
REED: Excuse me. Because I want to get back to this.
It may be correct that you ordered those methods used against a prisoner. Is that your answer?
SANCHEZ: No, sir, that’s not what I said. I said it may be correct…
REED: Well, I didn’t hear; that’s why I want…
SANCHEZ: … that it’s printed in an article, but I have never approved the use of any of those methods within CJTF-7 in the 12.5 months that I’ve been in Iraq. [/quote]
However, this is completely refuted by a memo newly released by the ACLU:
[quote]The Sanchez memo dated September 14, 2003, specifically allows for interrogation techniques involving the use of military dogs specifically to "Exploit(s) Arab fear of dogs