Monday, May 09, 2005

Soldier lifts lid on Camp Delta.



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For the first time, an army insider blows the whistle on human rights abuses at Guantánamo.An American soldier has revealed shocking new details of abuse and sexual torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay in the first high-profile whistleblowing account to emerge from inside the top-secret base.

Erik Saar, an Arabic speaker who was a translator in interrogation sessions, has produced a searing first-hand account of working at Guantánamo.

It will prove a damaging blow to a White House still struggling to recover from the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq. He also said that soldiers staged fake interrogations to impress visiting administration and military officials.

Saar believes that the great majority of prisoners at Guantánamo have no terrorist links and little worthwhile intelligence information has emerged from the base despite its prominent role in America's war on terror.

But didn't we know this already? Sweet freedom and democracy?

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