On the ‘Complexity and Dangers’ of Official Sources

Journalist, author and Guantanamo prisoner advocate Andy Worthington gives the lie (Future of Freedom Foundation, 2/16/09) to Washington Post reporters’ exclamations over “‘the complexity and dangers of the issue’ of reviewing the prisoners’ cases” after Obama’s promise to close the illegal prison: As the conservative judge and George W. Bush appointee Richard Leon discovered in the habeas corpus reviews of five Bosnian Algerians… in many cases “the complexity and dangers” are nothing more than unsubstantiated rumors, and the evidence itself cannot be substantiated. With this in mind, it was, frankly, negligent of the Washington Post to cite the opinion of […]