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Scott Horton is a contributing editor of Harper's who blogs about civil liberties at No Comment. If you haven't yet read his award-winning piece "The Guantánamo 'Suicides'", you should definitely do so. Here is my long take on the report. I also wrote about it in my Sunday Times column (pay-walled):
What really happened? I do not know. But it seems to me that these credible witnesses should have at least been interviewed by the NCIS; that the official story has gaping holes of logic; that the autopsies are beyond bizarre; and that the slightest possibility that something is amiss requires further investigation. If there is any chance that these prisoners were accidentally tortured to death and their deaths then covered up as suicide, this is the biggest story in the grim annals of the Bush-Cheney era since Abu Ghraib. And yet, other than to carry a brief synopsis from Associated Press, no main US newspaper has delved into the Harper’s cover-story.
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