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Company fed rotten food to Abu Ghraib prisoners, sparking rebellion

by NewStandard Staff

Dec. 11, 2004 – To those Iraqi detainees whom guards and interrogators did not humiliate or torture last winter -- along with those who they did -- a private military contractor fed spoilt and rancid meals laden with dirt and bugs, according to an article published by CorpWatch, an organization that investigates war profiteering.

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Army Major David Dinenna, a military policeman stationed at the facility, spent part of last fall trying to remedy the food situation, which he described to his superiors in an email as a "contract meals disaster" that led to prisoners falling violently ill after meals. A military report quoted by CorpWatch concluded that the "deplorable food and living conditions" had in fact led to a prisoner uprising the Army had originally blamed on a "mass" escape attempt.

The contract company blamed for the bad food is identified as a small, Qatar-based firm called American Service Center.

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