American Samizdat

Sunday, June 06, 2004. *
Now that we know the truth behind how U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treating captured fighters (and captured innocent bystanders), it's time to revisit the case of John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban fighter" who is now serving 20 years in federal prison. For had Lindh pursued his case in court, instead of settling and getting slapped with a gag order, he might have exposed the whole prisoner abuse scandal two years ago, and spared the U.S. -- and a whole lot of abused or slain POWs -- the Abu-Ghraib fiasco. [more]
posted by Bill at 1:10 AM
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