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More Proof America Was Not @WAR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official acknowledged in an interview published Wednesday that the United States tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi man who allegedly had hoped to become the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks.

"We tortured Qahtani," said Susan J. Crawford, a retired judge who was appointed convening authority of military commissions in February 2007. Crawford was interviewed by The Washington Post's Bob Woodward.
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The investigations concluded that special interrogations techniques briefly used for a small number of detainees shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks were legal at the time, Whitman said. That includes techniques used on al-Qahtani in 2002, he said.

Al-Qahtani was one of six men charged by the military in February 2008 with murder and war crimes for their alleged roles in the 2001 attacks. But in May, Crawford decided to dismiss the charges against al-Qahtani, who was being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

His Pentagon-appointed attorney, Army Lt. Col. Bryan Broyles, suggested at the time that his client's harsh interrogation, authorized by the defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, could have influenced the decision.

[ cf Pentagon official says 9/11 suspect was tortured ]
See.

Torture would be considered a war crime. But since it was not a war crime, clearly it must follow that it was not a time of @WAR!!!

It was merely chaos in the Market Place brought about by the Moral Ambiguity of Persons who are Ambiguuously Moral!!!

You know, the sort of types who advocate Capital Gains Taxes to stab our Valiant Troops in the back!!!

See!
Tags: torture, war, war_crimes
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