The nobodies known as former enemy combatants

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington

03/17/09

Changing the names of things was a ploy that was used by the Bush administration in an attempt to justify some of its least palatable activities. In response to the 9/11 attacks, for instance, the nation was not involved in a limited pursuit of a group of criminals responsible for the attacks, but instead embarked on an open-ended ‘war on terror.’ In keeping with this ‘new paradigm,’ prisoners seized in this ‘war’ were referred to as ‘detainees’ and held neither as criminal suspects nor as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, but as illegal ‘enemy combatants,’ without any rights whatsoever...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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