“Terrorist” Abu Zubaydah is our shame

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by John Kiriakou

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantanamo prisoner once mistakenly thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency’s torture program and participated personally in Abu Zubaydah’s torture. Abu Zubaydah wants information from James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen about his time in a secret CIA prison, as well as information about the torture that Mitchell and Jessen subjected him to. A federal appeals court had earlier ruled in Abu Zubaydah’s favor, but the CIA appealed to the Supreme Court, saying that ‘national security’ would be jeopardized if details of Abu Zubaydah’s torment were to be made public. That’s what they always say.” (10/07/21)