Miami Herald: “Senate ‘Torture Report’ Taboo at Guantánamo Prison Library”
From the Miami Herald:
Military leadership has long argued that torture is strictly taboo here. But the assertion took on new meaning during a media visit this week when the Army officer who runs the prisoners’ 35,000-item library revealed that the last donated book he rejected was the so-called Senate Torture Report.
“There is tradecraft in there,” said the Army captain known as “the librarian” who was wearing battle dress as he briefed Tuesday reporters in a trailer housing the collection. “There are things that would be of interest to a potential adversary of the United States. In order to maintain good order and discipline in the camps, I said ‘We’re not going to take that in.’ ”
Other tidbits from “the library tour:” The officer said the last video he accepted was a donated copy of the sixth season of “Married With Children,” a 1990s situation comedy.
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