The BBC reports:
A court and execution chamber could be built at the US detention camp in Cuba under plans being drawn up by military officials.King of Zembla asks the pertinent question:
Would that be one room, or two?Jeanne D’Arc reads the news stories most of us can’t bear to finish, or even begin:
Dilawar was a shy, frail, uneducated cab driver who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time — driving past a base that had been the target of a rocket attack earlier in the day. He was arrested by Afghan militiamen who turned him over to the Americans. This past February, the commander of that militia was himself arrested. He is suspected of attacking the base and turning over innocent men like Dilawar to the Americans in order to curry favor with our military. Before Dilawar’s final interrogation, the one that finally killed him, most of the interrogators had already realized that he was innocent.Ken MacLeod knows how this sort of thing ends.
We snatched an innocent young man out of his quiet life and beat him to death, even after we knew he was innocent.