October 4th, 2009

ronin

It's official - at least one innocent person tortured at Gitmo.


In four years of researching and writing about Guantánamo, I have become used to uncovering shocking information, but for sheer cynicism, I am struggling to think of anything that compares to the revelations contained in the unclassified ruling in the habeas corpus petition of Fouad al-Rabiah, a Kuwaiti prisoner whose release was ordered last week by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. In the ruling, to put it bluntly, it was revealed that the US government tortured an innocent man to extract false confessions and then threatened him until he obligingly repeated those lies as though they were the truth.

http://www.inteldaily.com/news/173/ARTICLE/12056/2009-10-02.html

We don't torture - oh no wait, we do! But never innocent people - oh, whoops!