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Janis Karpinski Quotes and Sayings

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The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade,
effective the first of July, up to Baghdad.
I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June.
- Janis Karpinski

I was ordered not to go out to Abu Ghraib after dark early on,
because Abu Ghraib was extremely dangerous.
- Janis Karpinski

I joined the 800th MP Brigade when they were already deployed.
- Janis Karpinski

The vast majority of prisoners at Abu Ghraib,
even after interrogation, had no further intel value whatsoever.
- Janis Karpinski

 

I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to,
and we did.
And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them,
and I did.
- Janis Karpinski

I thought that that mission and the mission of taking
care of those soldiers were my priorities,
and I stand by the same today.
There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers.
- Janis Karpinski

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions,
and their objective is to provide a safe,
secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control.
- Janis Karpinski

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They transfer the prison, and all of a sudden all this money cuts loose,
all these people cut loose.
- Janis Karpinski

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400
soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission -
prisoner-of-war operations -
was finished.
- Janis Karpinski

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib
to the military intelligence command completely;
it was,
after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.
- Janis Karpinski

At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us.
It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors,
to set up a training program.
- Janis Karpinski

Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad,
we had another conversation with the ambassador.
He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline,
because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational
and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis.
- Janis Karpinski

After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam:
Find him,
kill him, capture him, whatever it takes.
To me, it was a false sense of security:
If we get Saddam,
we're going to win this war.
- Janis Karpinski

If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations,
or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam,
and you're above the law for all practical purposes,
you might try some unusual techniques.
Now we know that, in fact, they did.
- Janis Karpinski

The war was declared over - the end of major combat operations -
in May 2003.
Release procedures got under way immediately;
reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300,
of course, requires fewer military police soldiers.
- Janis Karpinski

And shortly after that, when I try to get access to those soldiers,
to ask them what in the world was going on,
I was told that they did not work for me and I had
no right to have access to any one of them.
- Janis Karpinski

It's hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140
degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving
in a direction that you think or they think or you've
been told it's supposed to be moving in.
- Janis Karpinski

The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command,
they had an entire battalion - 1,200,
1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.
- Janis Karpinski

We need to fix this.
It hasn't been done yet because there's still a reluctance
to admit that there was even a problem -
anywhere above seven rogue soldiers who got out of
control on the night shift.
- Janis Karpinski

If they conducted a raid in this room,
you'd all be policed up.
They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers.
Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group
who was a known associate or had any piece of information
that they are trying to exploit.
- Janis Karpinski

Military intelligence interrogators,
however,
their goal is to get information, to save lives,
to stop the war, to find Saddam - whatever the information is going to be used for,
at whatever cost.
- Janis Karpinski

I knew how many MPs I had assigned to the brigade,
how many military prison operations I would be running,
but we needed to evaluate how many criminal prison
operations we could support.
- Janis Karpinski

That policy was abandoned very quickly,
and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training,
which they did.
We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards.
- Janis Karpinski

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple:
providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson

For the first time in history, a private company is
organizing a mission to the moon.
This mission will inspire countries of the world,
citizens, our youth.
- Eric Anderson

That's kind of the mission statement for the label:
to try to do great music that touches people's hearts.
- Ricky Skaggs

He can't imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it.
- James Dickey

Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult.
- Ron Kind

I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can.
I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?
- Kathleen Turner

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world
where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom,
dignity, and respect.
- John Fisher

I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission.
- John Fogerty

Then Mission Impossible brought me to Australia and
that was great because I fell in love.
- Jane Badler

We never can tell how our lives may work to the account of the general good,
and we are not wise enough to know if we have fulfilled our mission or not.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

This mission was the project of a decade's work.
- Philippe Perrin

We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited
resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively
and that programs achieve their mission.
- James T. Walsh

Fit no stereotypes.
Don't chase the latest management fads.
The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission.
- Colin Powell

I threw myself into this artform because photography
had given me a new sense of mission and identity.
- Bob Anderson

I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong,
very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning
of where they're going to take us.
- James Daly

CRATEL is a center with a two-fold mission -
to explore technology as an expressive element and
to use technology to bridge gaps between diverse groups of people.
- John Harrison

This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
- Steven Squyres

Make your life a mission - not an intermission.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
- William Morris Hunt

Our mission for younger people is to do our best to make exercise cool,
hip - the thing to do.
- Bruce Jenner

Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost
like they were part of the British Arty New Wave.
I kind of like that.
I like not being able to tell the difference.
- Graham Coxon

Well, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not here to live a normal life.
I'm sent here on a mission.
- Howard Finster

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942,
to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands,
but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams

In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function,
people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I can't think of anything that's as exciting as I'm
sure this mission will be,
and actually being in space.
But, we did some training as a crew together.
- Laurel Clark

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks,
and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales.
We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
- Sherrod Brown

The question is what I wanted to do with the new life God has given me.
This is the mission I want to take on.
- Billy Tauzin

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.
- Beck

My main mission when I became Prime Minister,
was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going.
So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore.
- Goh Chok Tong

I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in
exchange for protecting the innocent.
It's a life of sacrifice.
There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility.
- Alan Dean Foster

I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the
press is of the greatest importance to the success
and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.
- Alvin Adams

I think a benefit is that we try to put it up in a short time.
From the decision to do this mission until we fly,
it's six months and one week or so, so it's a very short time.
- Claude Nicollier

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand.
It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
- W. Clement Stone

The mission for the day is to encourage students to
think beyond traditional career opportunities,
prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
- Allen Tate

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that
goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
- Herbie Hancock

I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch,
where I will describe details of the mission and give
additional information about the lessons from space.
- Christa McAuliffe

Our work to provide equal opportunities for all Americans
should be a year-round mission.
- Nick Rahall

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise.
Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission,
it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
- A. E. van Vogt

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield


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