April 21, 2010 by The Mormon Worker
by Bill Quigley
(Note, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has spoken out courageously against the torture of Ibn Sheik Al Libi, the man the US tortured until he fabricated the story that the Iraqi government trained Al-Qaeda operatives in chemical and biological warfare. The Bush Administration sought this link to justify the invasion of Iraq. See my article about this here. -MW)
Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, provided shocking new testimony from inside the Bush Administration that hundreds of the men jailed at Guantanamo were innocent, the top people in the Bush Administration knew full well they were innocent, and that information was kept from the public.
Wilkerson said President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld “indefinitely detained the innocent for political reasons” and many in the administration knew it. The wrongfully held prisoners were not released because of political maneuverings aimed in part to cover up the mistakes of the administration.
Read the rest of the article here.