American Torture at Work
The Pentagon has released another partial transcript from a secret hearing at Guantanamo Bay, featuring another confession by an alleged terrorist. Last week we learned that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed has allegedly confessed to the 9/11 terror attacks. Today we find out another man has confessed to the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Both suspects were held in secret CIA prisons, where they were subjected to “harsh interrogation methods,” as President Bush puts it. If you’re not sure what that means, it’s a concept known elsewhere in the world as torture.
Does anybody anywhere believe these confessions to be anything but the desperate statements of suffering men?
— Gregory Flannery