Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said the abusive interrogation rules used at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq "were drafted 'at the company commander level.' He said he had 'no role in preparing or approving it.'"
– USA Today, 5/20/04
In a memo dated 9/14/03, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top United States commander in Iraq, "authorized prisoner interrogation tactics that were harsher than accepted Army practice, including using guard dogs to exploit 'Arab fear of dogs.'"
– NYT, 3/30/05