A 9/11 conspirator confesses:
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, long said to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to them at a military hearing held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday, according to a transcript released by the Pentagon yesterday. He also acknowledged full or partial responsibility for more than 30 other terror attacks or plots.
"I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z," he said.
But there was this...
Mr. Mohammed indicated in the transcript that some of his earlier statements to C.I.A.interrogators were the result of torture.
Do you really doubt he was tortured?
I'm sorry to say, I don't. Abu Grahib. Reports from Gitmo. The Administration has lost the benefit of the doubt.
We would not allow a confession based on torture in a US courtroom. This is why Bush needs his secret tribunals. In this way he can try to keep the light from shining on his betrayal of American values.