Because the news of the prisoner abuse came while I was embedded, I have had very few details. I and the soldiers at Bernstein only knew that pictures had come out. Having now seen a few reports, all I can say is that there is no excuse, and that the people who committed these acts should be severely punished. Those who were in their immediate command should be scrutinized, and punished according to their negligence or participation. But the fact that Harkin and Kennedy are calling for Rumsfelds dismissal is rank partisanship, and I think everyone can see it as posturing. As best as I can tell from the ground over here, the military took immediate action as soon as they were notified of the abuse--suspending those who were accused, and initiating an investigation. This should have never happened, but the military appears to have taken it seriously, and to have responded swiftly.