From the New York Times yesterday, an article reports on administration officials negotiating with European Union functionaries:
I read things like this and wonder what makes anyone think U.S. intelligence agencies have complete or any meaningful information about the prisoners?
Today Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to General Colin Powell when Powell was George W.'s Secretary of State, confirms this in the context of an informed and impassioned effort to distance his former boss from the torture regime:
Do read the whole thing. Wilkerson is wroth.
And Wilkerson doesn't even mention the "black prisons" the Obama administration seems intent on maintain out of sight at Bagram in Afghanistan and elsewhere. It does little good to close Guantanamo if the underlying edifice of law-free detention still stands.