Thursday, February 16, 2006

Think Progress: McClellan on the UN Gitmo Report--Oops

Think Progress - McClellan’s Defense of Conditions At Gitmo Backfires: "Today, Scott McClellan responded to a United Nations report calling for the immediate closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison:

First of all, the U.N. team that was looking into this issue did not even visit Guantanamo Bay. They did not go down and see the facilities. … But the International Committee for the Red Cross has been provided full access to the detainees.

McClellan is right. The Red Cross has visited Guantanamo Bay several times. In fact, in June 2004, they found the detainees were subjected to conditions “tantamount to torture“:"


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