Why Bush came clean about secret torture prisons

CounterPunch
by Marjorie Cohn

09/07/06

With great fanfare, George W. Bush announced to a group of carefully selected 9/11 families yesterday that he had finally decided to send Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 13 other alleged terrorists to Guantanamo Bay, where they will be tried in military commissions. After nearly 5 years of interrogating these men, why did Bush choose this moment to bring them to 'justice?' Bush said his administration had 'largely completed our questioning of the men' and complained that 'the Supreme Court's recent decision has impaired our ability to prosecute terrorists through military commissions and has put in question the future of the CIA program.' He was referring to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the high court recently held that Bush's military commissions did not comply with the law...

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