The New York Times > National > The Whistle-Blower: Accused Soldier Paints Scene of Eager Mayhem at Iraqi Prison: “Specialist Sivits’s two statements, given to investigators in January and released by a lawyer for another soldier on Thursday, recount the evening’s activities in graphic but unemotional language, portraying a night of gratuitous and random violence. Lawyers for the soldiers have explained the abuse captured in hundreds of photographs now at the center of the Abu Ghraib scandal by saying the soldiers were operating on the orders of military intelligence in an effort to get detainees to talk. “

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