April 25, 2016 11:54 pm -


The allegations against  Abu Zubaydeh turned out not to be true.

In 2009, the U.S. government quietly withdrew its many allegations against Zubaydah. That didn’t stop the CIA from torturing him for years. Rebecca Gordon of The Nation writes about Zubaydeh, who was the first post-9/11 prisoner to be waterboarded and used prominently by the Bush Administration to justify enhanced interrogation programs. Despite the U.S. government changing its mind about charging Zubaydah as a central figure in al-Qaeda’s attack on America, he still remains, as far as we know, in solitary detention in Guantanamo,





D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.