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  • Friday, December 09, 2005

    Al-Libi lied about Iraq to avoid torture

    I am second-guessing the United States, Mr. Bolton, and with good cause. From Democracy Now!:

    New details are emerging in the case of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi -- the detainee whose faulty claims on links between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein were used to justify the invasion of Iraq. The New York Times is reporting government officials have acknowledged al-Libi fabricated his claims to avoid harsh punishment while in Egyptian custody. Al-Libi was handed over to Egypt by US agents in January 2002. The Times notes the disclosure provides the first public evidence that bad intelligence on Iraq may have resulted from the administration's heavy reliance on third countries to carry out interrogations of detainees.


    At 12/11/2005 10:04:00 am, Blogger Jez said...

    In the words of neo-cons and their apologists, in this new 'war on terror' 'anything goes'...


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