Rumsfeld Says Suggestions Of Cover-Up "Garbage"

Rumsfeld calls suggestions of a cover-up "garbage"

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld dismisses as "garbage" suggestions that the Pentagon tried to cover up prison abuse in Iraq. Rumsfeld adds that if he finds any evidence of such a thing, he'd stop it. The defense secretary is in Iraq today on a surprise visit to reassure US troops there as scandal swirls about the abuse of prisoners. He told reporters that more "bad things" will come out, "unquestionably." Rumsfeld says he'd be "happy" to release additional photos and videos of the mistreatment, but government lawyers are advising against it. The lawyers argue that releasing the material could violate the Geneva Convention code against presenting images seen as degrading prisoners.