not in my name

“Alleged bomb plotter claims two and a half years of interrogation under US and UK supervision in ‘ghost prisons’ abroad.”

more on this from the Guardian here.

4 thoughts on “not in my name”

  1. Disgusting, if true. Disgusting, if only partially true.

    However, worth bearing in mind that it’s the Americans doing this sort of thing, not the Brits. As far as I know, our people don’t do this, don’t condone it and as a matter of fact walked out of both Abu Ghraib and Bagram Air Base and raised official protests when they saw non-Convention compliant techniques being used.

    Once you get into the much dodgier area of how to cope with the intelligence product of illegal or immoral interrogations, you enter a very vague part of town, morally speaking. I have no idea how or whether this is addressed by the Brits.

    1. I’m really not sure that we (as in the UK) can distance ourselves from this – we are too wrapped up with the US in the whole “war on terror” thing.

      I’m rapidly reaching the conclusion that the cure is worse than the symptoms – it’s certainly making the disease worse 🙁

      1. True enough, we seem to be a bit close on that pillion for a lot of folks’ taste.

        Given that we are where we are and the forensics really don’t affect that one way or the other, I’m puzzled as to what the eventual exit strategy for the US is. Ours is pretty clear and quite advanced; theirs is something of a mystery to me.

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