Thursday, April 01, 2010

US Recants Zubaydah's Terror Charges

By Jason Leopold
April 1, 2010

The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration made about Abu Zubaydah, the alleged al-Qaeda leader who was the first suspected terrorist subjected to the torture of waterboarding and other White House-approved “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Read on.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Interesting comment over at Media Matters. The right-winger insists: "Don't you think the 'torturers' would ask questions they KNOW the answer to to validate the 'torture'"?
And I gotta say that, yes, in theory that would be the correct approach. Problem is, Parry doesn't appear to have run across any descriptions of any "validation" attempts, which leads me to suspect that no such attempts were made. The CIA "knew" their guy was guilty, all they then had to do was to provide the evidence. Hey, simple, right?
This is why the torturers need to do serious jail time. If someone wants to cite the ticking time bomb example, okay, sure, go ahead and torture the suspect, BUT, if the suspect is innocent and doesn't know anything, the tormentor should do at least a decade behind bars.