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  •  Excellent as always MB (4+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, astraea, Pete Rock, Catrina

    Especially glad to see you comment on the Guardian piece from today. I wish that I had had some free time recently to resume my planned series of posts on Bisher al-Rawi's case, but in any event here is a link to the first post from a few weeks ago:

    Detainee # 902: Bisher al-Rawi

    I've seen some documentation from his files (sent to me by his lawyer), and it is truly outlandish the way he's been treated. I think one of the best ways to break the Bush administration's grip on these detainee's throats is for bloggers to try to personalize the issues, by putting faces and personal histories to individuals who, until now, have been mere names or numbers as far as most Americans are concerned.

    •  Smintheus that was an excellent (1+ / 0-)
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      and heart-wrenching diary ~ I have mentioned it often when discussing this issue as it left a lasting impression.

      I hope you do find time soon to continue the series but if not, is there anything wrong with reposting that diary?  Imo, it should be sent to every Member of Congress and should be on the frontpage of every reputable newspaper in the country. The American have been kept in the dark about these horrors but I have faith that the inherent decency of the country as a whole would not tolerate this if the truth were known.

      That diary left a lasting impression on me, especially the link to the mother of the detainee. I cannot imagine her heartbreak. Also, that it may be too late for him since his lawyers say he appears to have suffered mentally as a result of the torture he has been exposed to.

      Thanks again for the diary ~ and for exposing the role of the Brits in this travesty also, no doubt to hide their own criminal involvement. They, unlike Bush et al are subject to the ICC still.

      •  thank you for your kind words, Catrina (1+ / 0-)
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        Catrina

        I will return to Bisher's case as soon as I have some free time to post regularly. I paused over the Christmas period because there were so few readers on line, and then I came down with a terrible cold that put me out of action for more than a week. And now the first few weeks of January are an extremely busy period for my career. But maybe in another week I can carve out some time to resume this series..

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