Monday, April 12, 2010

Bush Officials Hyped Detainee Threats

By Jason Leopold
April 12, 2010

The Bush administration deceived the American people about the certain danger posed by Guantanamo Bay detainees – the “worst of the worst” as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called them – when many likely were innocent bystanders, according to a former top State Department official.

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1 comment:

Bill from Saginaw said...

The link provided to Colonel Wilkerson's 9-page sworn declaration in this lawsuit is well worth clicking on and reading in its entirety. Now retired from the US military after 31 years service, having held a top security clearance, and having functioned daily at the top level of Secretary of State Colin Powell's decision making team, Wilkerson knows where some major bodies are buried, and knows who the major players were among the Pentagon/CIA/White House gravedigger factions at the very top of the Bush/Cheney power heirarchy.

Wilkerson's willingness to step forward voluntarily and help to rectify both a grotesque individual injustice and create an honest public record of how torture, rendition, and indefinite detention actually took place as official US policy at Bagram, Gitmo, and Abu Ghraib is an immense public service. It continues to amaze me that the Obama inner circle appears to be politically tone deaf when it comes to holding key Bush/Cheney era high officials accountable (criminally) for their clear, cavalier violations of federal law and international human rights guarantees.

Thank you, Colonel Wilkerson, for discharging your duties with honor and integrity. I hope others may still step forward to follow your example.

Bill from Saginaw