George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’

(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.

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2 comments

  1. …. it’s about time.  The CIA and the FBI and some of the others involved have been feeding little bits and pieces to the blogosphere daring everybody to connect the dots (which Marcy Wheeler and Jason Leopold have been doing). This broke the dam, then some of the attorneys for the accused have now been speaking to the press in Britain.

    We keep blog slogging on until somebody notices.

    When I first read about the govt. taking Zubaydah out of the 9/11 conspirators official “list” I knew this was a HUGE HUGE story because it destroys the Bush administration’s 9/11 timeline and any credibility he had left.

    I’m not going to let my blood boil, I’m going to continue to ask for justice that we end this charade.

    I might need hip boots to get thru all the fantastic crap the Tea Pee Party sympathizers and the DC status quo insiders are throwing at me, but that’s life.  They can whine all they want, it happened.  Just like the sun came up over the horizon this morning because the Earth rotated.

    And I think I can say right now if you’re a blog and you have foreign nationals dragging me or anyone else here or there or yonder thru the muck, you don’t look so good right now.  

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