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60 Minutes had a report on Sunday about the Bush Administration allowing Saudi Arabia to come in to Abu Ghraib and remove some Saudi citizens and take them home on their own aircraft, being attended to by their own physicians. The report also said a number of those former detainess are back on the Terrorist watch list.
I guess protecting US citizens from acts of terrorism isn't the most important thing to all of the presidents.
Hello RollingstoneMy blog was not about what Mike thinks.
I applaud the previous administration for arresting al-Marri (perhaps lives were saved) but the current justice system got the information they needed through the use of our courts.Mr. Al-Marri was in the country legally; so he should have been convicted and prosecuted a long time ago.
We now know that the Bush administration were inquiring about water boarding way back in 2001 ,before we even had any detainees and they experiment with $1000 a day retired military psychologists as interrogators that could not speak Arabic ;instead of the professional interrogators. I will go out on a limb and say most Americans are not that upset about the methods that were used but more about the arrogance and incompetence the past administration continues to show.
We may not have the stomach to prosecute but we have to investigate, so twenty years from now, an ambitious lawyer cannot point to this era and say the Bush Administration (or Clinton) violated the Geneva Convention and got away with it.
And oh yeah, nothing like waiting six years for some "valuable" timely information. I guess he knew nothing of an imminent attack, or did he? Isn't detaining someone for six years without a trial a violation of his human rights? Could that be considered a form of torture? We need to investigate this don't you think, Mike?
I hope they are also going to investigate Clinton who approved the rendition and torture of kidnapped suspected terrorists - fair and balanced, right Mike!