Friday, April 09, 2010

Shorter Military Police Complaints Commission hearings thus far...

This report gives a sense of what's becoming a growing narrative...

Military to Foreign Affairs: We thought you guys were supposed to track what happened to detainees after we handed them over to the Afghans. We were waiting for all your reports and stuff so we could determine whether to continue the transfers or not. And P.S., we liked the intelligence we were getting from NDS in any event, putting us in somewhat of a conflict of interest situation.

Foreign Affairs to Military: We needed your help and thought you were supposed to help us with tracking detainees, what with all your "intimate and comprehensive relationship with the NDS" and stuff. I mean, you guys bring the heat and everything, we're pencil pushers.

So who wasn't ensuring that these two institutions handled the issue properly? Who was in charge?