STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE: THE SCANDAL WAS A COVERUP -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
I spent four months at Guantanamo Bay.
People that haven't been where I've been, I can't expect them to see the pictures the same way.
[JANIS KARPINSKI, BRIGADIER GENERAL, 800TH MP BRIGADE] I came back from a meeting, it was very late at night, I opened my classified email: "Ma'am, just wanted to let you know I'm going in to brief the CG on the progress of the investigation at Abu Ghraib. This involves the allegations of abuse and the photographs." And I sent an email back to him and I said, "I don't know what to say. First I've heard of it." I was preparing in my mind to hold a mini press conference to tell the truth and to tell it early, to say, "This is what we've uncovered. We're looking into it. Because we discipline ourselves. We're Americans. And we know right from wrong." General Sanchez said, "No, absolutely not. You're not to discuss this with anyone."
The fear of the truth silenced people.
[LYNNDIE ENGLAND, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MILITARY POLICE] Everybody knew! Everybody that was inside of that prison, that stayed there, lived there, worked there -- they had the pictures. They would come over and get copies from Graner. And he had all of these discs, so he would make copies. "Here you go. Which ones do you want?" Everybody had a copy of the picture. Everybody knew.
[JAVAL DAVIS, SERGEANT MILITARY POLICE] When those photographs came out, the infamous photographs, the day after, Colonel Pappas issued a battalion-wide amnesty period.