A Question for Jonathan Chait
2:36 PM, May 6, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Jonathan Chait writes:
Who are these "many" to whom Chait refers? We know that the enhanced interrogation program was reserved for the high value detainees -- that is, the worst of the worst. Are there other detainees at Guantanamo who claim to have been subjected to "agonizing stress positions"? Perhaps, but there are detainees who have made all sorts of bizarre allegations, including being injected with HIV.
There have been 800 or so detainees held at Guantanamo. So who are the "many" that were both innocent and subjected to stress positions? It does not seem unreasonable that a columnist should have examples and evidence to back up his broad assertions that the United States government abused "many" innocent and wrongly detained individuals.