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5.0 out of 5 stars You simply must read this book!, 1 Nov 2004
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This review is from: Guantanamo: America's War on Human Rights (Paperback)
In Guantánamo: America's War on Human Rights David Rose provides the most lucid and detailed account of the experiences of those detained in Guantanamo produced to date. It tells of the shocking ways in which detainees are 'recruited', methods which virtually guarantee that the majority will be innocent of any meaningful connection with al-Qaida, interrogated by officers whose most distinguishing credential would seem to be utter incompetence, and tortured by American soldiers given almost carte blanche by their government to use the most deplorable and sadistic means of extracting what will inevitably be false information from them. This book made me angrier than anything I've ever read. As the Guardian Review of Books put it on October 30, "Of all the books I have recommended this year, Guantánamo is the one I press upon you the most urgently. You must read it. It's as simple as that." I fully concur.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!, 31 Dec 2004
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This review is from: Guantanamo: America's War on Human Rights (Paperback)
This book opened my eyes. It tells of the dreadful conditions that exist at Guantanamo and the ways in which the American administration has justified the human rights abuses carried out there, ironically saying that impeding the President's power to make decisions on his own would be unconstitutional (whatever happened to the separation of powers, eh?)
Also worthy of consideration is how a Christian President can reconcile desperately trying to classify people as 'illegal combatants' instead of 'prisoners of war' - in order to deny them basic human rights and be able to torture them - with his beliefs.
It's all the more shocking when you realise that the abuses are authorised from the very highest levels of the US government and that the torture methods used there were authorised by Donald Rumsfeld himself. Read it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You simply must read this book!, 3 Nov 2004
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This review is from: Guantanamo: America's War on Human Rights (Paperback)
In Guantánamo: America's War on Human Rights David Rose provides the most lucid and detailed account of the experiences of those detained in Guantanamo produced to date. It tells of the shocking ways in which detainees are 'recruited', methods which virtually guarantee that the majority will be innocent of any meaningful connection with al-Qaida, interrogated by officers whose most distinguishing credential would seem to be utter incompetence, and tortured by American soldiers given almost carte blanche by their government to use the most deplorable and sadistic means of extracting what will inevitably be false information from them. This book made me angrier than anything I've ever read. As the Guardian Review of Books put it on October 30, "Of all the books I have recommended this year, Guantánamo is the one I press upon you the most urgently. You must read it. It's as simple as that." I fully concur.
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