Camp No

I know it's early, but Scott Horton's article The Guantánamo "Suicides" is the most important piece of journalism you'll see this year.

According to the NCIS, each prisoner had fashioned a noose from torn sheets and T-shirts and tied it to the top of his cell’s eight-foot-high steel-mesh wall. Each prisoner was able somehow to bind his own hands, and, in at least one case, his own feet, then stuff more rags deep down into his own throat. We are then asked to believe that each prisoner, even as he was choking on those rags, climbed up on his washbasin, slipped his head through the noose, tightened it, and leapt from the washbasin to hang until he asphyxiated. The NCIS report also proposes that the three prisoners, who were held in non-adjoining cells, carried out each of these actions almost simultaneously.

Not only this, but the surprisingly sloppy attempt at a coverup was guided by the Bush administration, and then by the Obama administration. They know what happened, and they're still lying about it.

The article is long but worth reading.

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