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Memo to US bishops, I

By Diogenes ( articles ) | May 04, 2004

Seven US military officers have been given severe reprimands-- effectively ending their careers-- because of the scandal arising from abuse of prisoners in Iraq.

"They did not know or participate in any crimes," a senior American officer in Baghdad said of the officers who received the reprimands, issued by Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the senior American commander in Iraq. "Their responsibility is to set the standards in the organization. They should have known, but they did not."

US military officers make demands on their colleagues. US bishops do not.

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