posted on Sep, 21 2006 @ 04:29 PM
It was revealed Wednesday that the real reason that the Bush administration admitted that they had been running secret jails but had suspended the
program and transferred the detainees to Gitmo, wasn't for political gain but because their hand had been forced. The CIA agents running the jails
had (since the June Supreme Court ruling that all terrorist suspects were entitled to protection under the Geneva protocols) refuse to interrogate
suspects until the legality of their actions were clarified.
By Guy Dinmore
Wednesday 20 September 2006
The Bush administration had to empty its secret prisons and transfer terror suspects to the military-run detention centre at Guantánamo this
month in part because CIA interrogators had refused to carry out further interrogations and run the secret facilities, according to former CIA
officials and people close to the programme.
The former officials said the CIA interrogators' refusal was a factor in forcing the Bush administration to act earlier than it might have
When Mr Bush announced the suspension of the secret prison programme in a speech before the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks,
some analysts thought he was trying to gain political momentum before the November midterm congressional elections.
The administration publicly explained its decision in light of the legal uncertainty surrounding permissible interrogation techniques following
the June Supreme Court ruling that all terrorist suspects in detention were entitled to protection under Common Article Three of the Geneva
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Well good. I am no fan of the terrorists, God knows, but at the same time this administration has run so rough shod over the law that they have to
be reined in and face the consequences of their actions. That these agents were afraid that they would be libel for their actions in itself speaks
volumes about the nature of our behavior abroad. Extreme renditions, secret prisons, suspension of habis corpus, illegal wiretapping all smack of the
very behavior we condemned during the cold war. We are well on the way to becoming the very type of people we claim we fought the good fight
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