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Sunday, February 17, 2008
you can take what you want from me but you're never gonna take my dignity, my dignity:
Read every word of this courageous man's op-ed. Colonel Morris Davis was the chief prosecutor for the military show-trials at Guantanamo Bay before quitting in protest of the potential admissibility of evidence produced by waterboarding.
TWENTY-SEVEN years ago, in the final days of the Iran hostage crisis, the C.I.A.’s Tehran station chief, Tom Ahern, faced his principal interrogator for the last time. The interrogator said the abuse Mr. Ahern had suffered was inconsistent with his own personal values and with the values of Islam and, as if to wipe the slate clean, he offered Mr. Ahern a chance to abuse him just as he had abused the hostages. Mr. Ahern looked the interrogator in the eyes and said, “We don’t do stuff like that.”How far we've descended when a man's refusal to speak in euphemisms is a singular act of courage. Can we waterboard Joe Lieberman first? Via Abu Muqawama.
I appreciate Morris Davis's op-ed and it's nice that he doesn't like torture. BUT he has also been one of the most articulate defenders of Guantanamo and the Bush administration's creation of a separate legal universe for war on terror prisoners. He tried his best to sell GTMO to the Australian media during the David Hicks proceedings (he fancies himself an expert on military PR and wrote a little treatise on the subject in the Air Force's professional jounral, Air and Space Power:http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/davis1.html ) but all his expertise came to nothing.