Scott Horton Interviews Andy Worthington

Scott Horton, May 14, 2011

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Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses the resurgent torture propaganda in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death; why torture is still only useful for gathering false confessions and bad information; the unedifying nationalistic chest thumping over bin Laden; how civilian criminal trials sufficed for the 1993 World Trade Center bombers, but somehow are no longer tough enough for terrorism since 9/11 and Guantanamo “changed everything;” and how government lawlessness, torture and Gitmo have been enshrined in US law and culture thanks to Obama not changing policies or holding the Bush administration accountable.

MP3 here. (22:44)

Andy Worthington writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He writes occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files and writes an eponymous blog. He directed the documentary movie Outside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo.

5 Responses to “Andy Worthington”

  1. Yes, on TRIAL!!!
    Not dump him in the ocean. What a shit story.
    The establishment story is horseshit!

  2. The more I listen to antiwar.com and their guest the more I wonder if antiwar.com is a LIMITED HANG OUT OP!!!

  3. Why do you think that?

  4. [...] A few days ago, I spoke, for the 27th time, to the irrepressible Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio, in response to the ongoing — and false — narrative propagated in the US by torture apologists including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, which has arisen, like a malignant phoenix, in response to the death of Osama bin Laden. The 22-minute show is available here. [...]

  5. It seems to me they talk about some of the truth while avoiding talking about some important things like Cheny's stand down order, building 7, the PNAC docs and how 911 was part of their blueprint, the bs Bin laden propaganda stunt, ect. Why not go into the Zionist link more? I know Justin and Scott covered it, but these shitty wars keep going on and people keep getting away with it.
    Who stands to gain from all of this Not the Muslims. More like the rich christians and zionist.

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