US senators slam Gitmo interrogation techniques revealed by log

[JURIST] US senators Chuck Hagel [official website] and Dianne Feinstein [official website] have responded to a newly released log of a Guantanamo interrogation [excepts] with anger and bewilderment. Hagel, a Vietnam Veteran, said the practices reflected in the record telling of prisoner Mohammed al-Khatani being stripped naked and forced to bark like a dog and do other things was "not only wrong, but dangerous, and very dumb, and very short-sighted." Senator Dianne Feinstein referred to the method of interrogation as a "terrible mistake." Pentagon officials countered that al-Khatani revealed valuable intelligence information to help fight the war on terror. The log first emerged as part of a TIME magazine article released Sunday [JURIST report] detailing the tactics used to interrogate al-Khatani, whom the Pentagon believes trained to be one of the hijackers of September 11. AFP has more.



 

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