“They had not been previously allowed to be released. He’s constantly hoped they would be.”
–Mark Denbeaux, Attorney for Abu Zubaydah
“These torture techniques were specifically approved for use on Abu Zubaydah… This wasn’t a one-off, they weren’t freelancing here. This was all authorized, in-specific and in-detail, by government lawyers.”
–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12-5-2019)
“Our torture memos were written to torture ONE PERSON… Abu Zubaydah.”
… they did this in OUR NAME, to keep us “safe”.
“When terrorists flew planes into three different targets in the United States on September 11, 2001, it quickly became clear that only massive intelligence failures could account for the fact that no government agencies had become aware of the plot in time to stop it. It ran contrary to American expectations of our intelligence agencies that neither the FBI, which had a warrant for the arrest of Osama bin Laden dating back to 1998, nor the CIA, which had a specific station dedicated to tracking the same man, had realized that his organization was planning the most devastating and spectacular attack on U.S. civilians in modern history.”
—“How America Tortures”, by Mark P. Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of law.
“After officially approving the use of ALL these techniques against Abu Zubaydah specifically, the U.S. Government determined he was NOT a member of Al-Qaida.
He did NOT have any information on the 9/11 attacks.
He’s STILL being held in Guantanamo today.
He was NEVER CHARGED with a crime, and the government never intends to charge him with ANYTHING.”
–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12/5/2019)
3000 people DIED
THOUSANDS of U.S. soldiers have DIED
TENS OF THOUSANDS of civilians have DIED
This poor S.O.B. was TORTURED for YEARS
… have we not yet extracted our pound of FLESH?
How many more YEARS should this man wait?
Every unjustifiable act we’ve deemed “necessary” in order to “fight terror” is now seen by our adversaries as “acceptable behavior” in the theater of war.
In FOUR YEARS, my eldest son will be able to serve in the United States Armed Forces. I want to ensure none of this can happen again.
We must CLOSE Guantanamo Bay. DAY ONE.
If I had been one of those who died that day… I would not want THIS done in MY name.