My doubts about the official line has steadily grown, partly because of the number of military lawyers and officers who have come forward and said that Guantanamo is a travesty. I was also shaken when I wrote about the case of Sean Baker, an American soldier who was asked to play a Guantanamo inmate in a training exercise. The other soldiers didn’t realize that he was only playing his role and beat him so badly that he is permanently disabled — and the military has treated him wretchedly as well.

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