The 2004, Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse in Iraq story is generally credited as "broken by"
Hersh's Chain of Command seems to return to the scene of his first and biggest success: war crimes. But this time facts and logic are rather scarce. Ever since the Pentagon released the news of the investigation of prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib in January 2004, Hersh has been taking credit for "breaking" the story. Now, in his new book, he's arguing that since late 2002, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Vice President Cheney, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice have met and made decisions that amounted to ordering the prisoner abuses that later occurred at Abu Ghraib.
CENTCOM briefed reporters, broadcast live, that an investigation of prisoner abuse was recently initiated. The announcement was ignored for months as the Army conducted their investigation. Hersh came along a few months later, with false accusations of a cover-up, and "broke" the story that he and his peers ignored for weeks.
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