Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef says detainee treatment "bad stain" on U.S. history

Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef is not a member of the Taliban any longer, or so he says, but at one time he was a very big person in that organization. While at Bagram and Guantanamo he was subjected to Torture and then released by BushCo.

Tortured and released.. makes sense to me. Of course he never gave up anything they could use. Listen to what he has to say.

From the CNN video and story:

In Guantanamo, Zaeef recalled, "there was no rule, no regulation for [treatment of] the detainees."

Sayed Sharif Yousofy, who works to get prisoners released from Bagram, said he would like to see both facilities closed.

"Some prisoners are released after four years without any conviction of a crime, which is not fair," he said. "These prisoners are not treated according to the convention of human rights, either in Guantanamo or Bagram."

Preliminary intelligence assessments show more than 14 percent of detainees released from Guantanamo either returned or are suspected of returning to terrorism, the Pentagon said earlier this week. Zaeef -- who was Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan under the Taliban regime at the time of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States -- said he believes the statistics, as detainees are often angry when released.

There is some dispute over the numbers. We may never really know how many it is. It is also worth noting that all of the detainees or prisoners were released by BUSHCO.

So if there is blame for them being release it needs to be laid squarely on them. Pres. Obama is trying to do it correctly, and is trying to get help and receiving very little.

This really backs up what is in the video I posted below called Taxi to the Dark Side. It is really worth watching. Lots of information in those few minutes.

1 comment:

Silly Ratfaced Git said...

Taking stupid pills must have been required to be in the BushCo criminal conspiracy.

Mistreat people, release them, and then be surprised when they join your enemies.

I would be surprised if they didn't join our enemies.

Cheney and Rumsfeld are real rocket scientists all right.