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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:46 PM
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11. McClatchy gets headline right: "WikiLeaks: Secret Guantanamo files show U.S. disarray"
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:51 PM by Hissyspit
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/04/24/112729/wikileaks-...

WikiLeaks: Secret Guantanamo files show U.S. disarray

By Carol Rosenberg and Tom Lasseter | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON Faced with the worst-ever single attack by foreigners on American soil, the U.S. military set up a human intelligence laboratory at Guantanamo that used interrogation and detention practices that they largely made up as they went along.

The world may have thought the U.S. was detaining a band of international terrorists whose questioning would help the hunt for Osama Bin Laden or foil the next 9/11.

But a collection of secret Bush-era intelligence documents not meant to surface for another 20 years shows that the military's efforts at Guantanamo often were much less effective than the government has acknowledged.

Viewed as a whole, the secret intelligence summaries help explain why in May 2009 President Barack Obama, after ordering his own review of wartime intelligence, called America's experiment at Guantanamo "quite simply a mess."

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