27 June 2005

The Pentagon says the US is letting al-Qaida soldiers go free


The AP sez:
Pakistanis freed from Guantanamo Bay claimed they saw American interrogators throw, tear and stand on copies of Islam's holy book, and one former detainee said naked women sat on prisoners' chests during questioning.

The Pentagon denied the accusations and said al-Qaida training manuals instruct prisoners to make such false charges.
Um, OK, so these guys were trained by al-Qaida, so presumably they were members of al-Qaida? And the US military let them go? We're supposed to believe this?

These former detainees tell stories of Qurans getting ripped apart and dunked in urine. I'd say that, based on their word alone, these are unproven allegations. But not because al-Qaida trains its soldiers to make up such stories.