Guantanamo secrecy through plea-bargains

Another example of the Bush Administration’s information evil. Marjorie Heins has some commentary on the Free Expression Policy Project’s website about Guantanamo prisoners’ recantations of abuse charges in exchange for release from custody. The government knows they got the wrong guy, but won’t release him unless he signs off on a promise to back off on his torture accusations. The administration’s response when things like this are revealed is typically, “We do what we have to do to protect our beloved democracy.” Doublespeak.