Afghanistan: New prison at Bagram points to shift in approach

ABC News

11/15/09

The U.S. military is starting over in Afghanistan. ‘It’s a new world — a new war,’ one senior officer told ABC News, yelling over the sound of jet engines and helicopter rotors. There’s no better example than the prison at Bagram, once a secret facility that housed the most hard-core al Qaeda fighters. Over the past eight years, a veil of mystery nurtured its reputation. It grew from a stifling series of steel shipping containers to a place of sophisticated torture...

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The trial of the century and the long shadow of 9/11

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

11/16/09

The upcoming trial in New York of KSM and his confreres promises to be a media circus unparalleled in the history of this nation: think of the Lindbergh kidnapping case and the O. J. Simpson trial, and then imagine if Lee Harvey Oswald had lived to be tried — and then multiply that by 10. This promises to be more than a show trial; it is going to be high drama in the courtroom, not a stylized Kabuki theater ritual, in which control of the narrative will be fiercely fought over as both sides try to dominate the proceedings and imprint their own ’spin’ on the drama as it unfolds. What fascinates me, however, is not the prospect of the trial itself, but the reasons behind the Bush administration’s refusal to get this over with as soon as they got their hands on the defendants...

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