"Many Gitmo detainees had flimsy ties to terror: Little or no threat, dozens or more men were imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp on the basis of revenge, bounty payments, or fabricated evidence." by Tom Lasseter for McClatchy Newspapers
Early in 2007, as the Bush administration indicated that it intended to release most of the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, McClatchy Newspapers set out to track down as many of the freed prisoners as possible. Reporters Tom Lasseter and Matthew Schofield traveled to 11 countries — from England to Pakistan — and interviewed 66 former detainees. They also interviewed political and military officials in those countries to try to establish detainees' backgrounds and check their stories. Lasseter and Schofield also combed through unclassified transcripts of the men's tribunal hearings at Guantánamo, when available, and Lasseter interviewed former White House and Defense Department officials, former guards and lawyers for prisoners who had them.
- Monday: Abuse plagued Afghan camps, too
- Tuesday: Gitmo, a school for jihad
- Wednesday: Secret strategies led to abuse
- Thursday: The king of Guantánamo
What makes me wistful is that the series is launching, just at McClatchy announced 1400 additional layoffs.