Yes, the US has unlawfully detained an Al Jazeera cameraman. I wonder who else Rumsfeld has locked away.
Attorney Clive Stafford-Smith, who visited clients at Guantanamo two weeks ago, said, “Sami Al-Hajj had been beaten by his interrogators…. He has been beaten. He had a huge scar on his face when I saw him.” (Al Jazeera)
“He is completely innocent,” said Stafford-Smith. “He is about as much of a terrorist as my granddad. The only reason he has been treated like he has is because he is an Aljazeera journalist. The Americans have tried to make him an informant with the goal of getting him to say that Aljazeera is linked to al-Qaida.“
Mike Whitney’s article, Guantanamo: The New-World Icon via Uruknet also reports on how various Gitmo apologists’ comments stray from the known facts. I shudder to think about how much we still don’t know.