America’s prison for terrorists often held the wrong men

It has become crystal clear that the Bush/Cheney launching of an illegal, unjustified war on Iraq, far from making America safer from the threats of terrorism, has only fueled hatred of America around the world because of the blatant injustices committed by America at Guantanamo. More than the evil of suspension of any façade of justice or accountability under law, for which America used to be known, it is now becoming clearer day by day that most of the men held in Guantanamo were not even terrorists to begin with.

McClatchy newspapers, one of the few organizations in America that has actually from before the war began done honest, investigative reporting, rather than acting as stenographers for the lies told by the Bush/Cheney administration, has today published an in depth article that exposes the horrors and the injustices at Guantanamo; the unjust incarceration of many men; and the resultant hatred engendered towards America in the rest of the world.

The vast majority of leading historians, when surveyed recently, concluded that this presidential administration will go down in history as the worst in our nation’s history.

In the article below, this is the key substance of the horror perpetrated by Bush and Cheney and their perversion of American principles:

An eight-month McClatchy investigation in 11 countries on three continents has found that Akhtiar was one of dozens of men — and, according to several officials, perhaps hundreds — whom the U.S. has wrongfully imprisoned in Afghanistan, Cuba and elsewhere on the basis of flimsy or fabricated evidence, old personal scores or bounty payments.

McClatchy interviewed 66 released detainees, more than a dozen local officials — primarily in Afghanistan — and U.S. officials with intimate knowledge of the detention program. The investigation also reviewed thousands of pages of U.S. military tribunal documents and other records.

America’s prison for terrorists often held the wrong men

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Author: Ron