Red Ice News

The Future is the Past

US general who opened Guantanamo prison says shut it down
New to Red Ice? Start Here!

US general who opened Guantanamo prison says shut it down

Source: presstv.ir


The US general who opened the notorious US-run Guantanamo prison says it was a mistake and it should be shut down because the prison complex "validates every negative perception of the United States."

"In retrospect, the entire detention and interrogation strategy was wrong," Marine Major General Michael Lehnert wrote in the Detroit Free Press on Thursday.

Lehnert was the first commander of the task force that opened the prison complex at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba under the presidency of George W. Bush in January 2002 and is now retired from the US military.

He wrote about the reason why the United States opened the prison in the first place, saying "we were legitimately angry and frightened" by the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 and thought the captives sent there would provide "a treasure trove of information and intelligence."

However, shortly after the detention camp was opened, he realized that most of the prisoners should not have been sent there at all because there was insufficient evidence to link them to war crimes.

"We squandered the goodwill of the world after we were attacked by our actions in Guantanamo, both in terms of detention and torture," Lehnert wrote.

[...]

Read the full article at: presstv.ir

Comments

We're Hiring

We are looking for a professional video editor, animator and graphics expert that can join us full time to work on our video productions.

Apply

Help Out

Sign up for a membership to support Red Ice. If you want to help advance our efforts further, please:

Donate

Tips

Send us a news tip or a
Guest suggestion

Send Tip

Related News

Prison of the Mind: Prisoners could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours
Prison of the Mind: Prisoners could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours
US "Systematised Human Rights Abuses": WikiLeaks releases prisoner treatment manual from Guantanamo
US "Systematised Human Rights Abuses": WikiLeaks releases prisoner treatment manual from Guantanamo

Archives Pick

Red Ice T-Shirts

Red Ice Radio

3Fourteen

London Wrecked By Mass Immigration
Ash Sharp - London Wrecked By Mass Immigration
The Truth About Russia
Charles Bausman - The Truth About Russia

TV

Message To Trump: Pass Law Against Censorship & Political Discrimination
Message To Trump: Pass Law Against Censorship & Political Discrimination
Leftists Think Trump-Putin Meeting in Helsinki Was "Anti-American" & Big Tech's War on Nationalists
Kevin MacDonald - Leftists Think Trump-Putin Meeting in Helsinki Was "Anti-American" & Big Tech's War on Nationalists

RSSYoutubeGoogle+iTunesSoundCloudStitcherTuneIn

Design by Henrik Palmgren © Red Ice Privacy Policy