(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Original article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t…
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times.
No real surprise here. The shame of it all is that O’s administration probably knows who’s innocent and is still keeping them.
The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration.
Which mean he and Powell went along with it in the long term. I wonder if Powell knew this when he went to sell the war at the UN?
Colonel Wilkerson, a long-time critic of the Bush Administration’s approach to counter-terrorism and the war in Iraq, claimed that the majority of detainees – children as young as 12 and men as old as 93, he said – never saw a US soldier when they were captured. He said that many were turned over by Afghans and Pakistanis for up to $5,000. Little or no evidence was produced as to why they had been taken.
Just a reminder of how vile the previous administration was. Read the rest. Let your blood boil just a bit.