Scott Horton Interviews Andy Worthington
Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses the resignation of the 5th Guantanamo prosecutor over evidence being withheld from the defense, the quite probable innocence of the accused in the case in question, one of the federal judge’s recent statement implying that the government should have known better to rely on the Detainee Treatment Act and Military Commissions Act in preparing for habeus corpus hearings, the absolute mockery that Khalid Sheik Mohammad is making of the ad hoc star chamber commissions, how the FBI interrogates someone in actual attempts to gain information from them, why it’s foolish to play up the power and influence of al Qaeda, the Cheney/Addington doctrine of presidential dictatorship and versus the rule of law, America’s professional torture corps, the results of their work on Abu Zabayduh and Muhammed al-Qahtani, more on the KSM et al “trial” farce, and the likely tortured insanity of Ramzi bin al Shib.
MP3 here. (45:34)
Andy Worthington is a historian based in London. He is the author of The Guantánamo Files, the first book to tell the stories of all the detainees in Guantanámo. He writes regularly on issues related to Guantánamo and the “War on Terror” on his Web site.