Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Prime Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars3
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£9.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 1 November 2004
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.
0Comment|13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 December 2004
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!
0Comment|10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 3 November 2004
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.
0Comment|6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)