Red Cross Finds Torture by Americans at Guantanamo
The International Committee of the Red Cross found that the American military has used methods “tantamount to torture” on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to the New York Times. One of the biggest concerns of the Red Cross was the assistance of military doctors to interrogators in providing information on the physical condition of prisoners.
Of course, the abuses at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib did not occur in a vacuum. The Administration at the very highest levels has approved ignoring the Geneva Convention, which should protect prisoners of war. The Administration’s culpability is documented in Seymour Hersh’s book: Chain of Command, The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.