Hardly a day goes by without a new story dealing with mistreatment of individuals during the notorious Bush war on “terrorism.” The full extent of what Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld did the to the human rights movement will probably not be known until years have passed and researchers have conducted extensive historical investigation into the entire process of dehumanizing people in the quest for “security.” A witness has told a British court that suspects were tortured in Pakistan and then interrogated y M15 agents. The Home Office is investigating claims that UK intelligence services colluded with Pakistan interrogators in abusing the rights of suspects. An M15 agent, known as Witness B, admitted this in a court of law. He said that Binyam Mohamed, a British citizen, was beaten and tortured by Pakistan agents and then told if he cooperated “he would get more lenient treatment.”
Donald Rumsfeld used to laugh off charges about mistreatment of suspects and joke that he too had to stand on his feet during the day. Binyam Mohamed is still in Guantanamo and President Obama has not yet moved to have this man returned to the United Kingdom. It is about time the United States government faced up to the disgrace of the Bush years and released those who are innocent.