According to Drudge, Sy Hersh is now claiming that Rumsfeld initiated a policy that resulted in, and approved of, the conditions that led to the Abu Ghraib abuse. This whole notion is pure rubbish but it is getting traction in the press because (1) the press hates Pres. Bush; (2) the press hates the military; (3) the Democrats would rather have a victory over Pres. Bush than a victory in Iraq or a victory against the Islamofascists. Evidence of the first point: Sy Hersh himself and vast majority of the US media reports that have failed to discuss the Nick Berg murder but have incessantly played the Abu Ghraib story; see here for more. Evidence of the second point: the [UK] Daily Mirror's pictures of British military prisoner abuse were proven false but the editor still insisted they were accurate; he had to be forcibly removed from Daily Mirror offices. Evidence of the third point = just listen to the Democrats, they are ridiculousness on stilts.
Hat-tips to Andrew Sullivan.