GOP Committee Member StatementThe latest inquiry into detainee treatment by the Senate Armed Services Committee breaks little new ground – merely reiterating the findings of at least 12 previous independent investigations, which reported that certain isolated and limited incidents of detainee abuse occurred in the handling of detainees in U.S. custody. The implication, however, that this abuse was the direct, necessary, or foreseeable result of policy decisions made by senior administration officials is false and without merit. It is counter-productive and potentially dangerous to our men and women in uniform to insinuate that illegal treatment of detainees resulted from official U.S. government policies.
...We regret that relevant facts and the contexts in which policy decisions were made were ignored in the Committee's report.
There've been at least a dozen non-partisan reviews of alleged torture and abuse. None have implicated the administration or senior military officials.