Covering Up The Arar Case

Scott has some new, and deeply disturbing details, about the torture of an innocent man, thanks to the Bush Justice Department:

[Inspector General for Homeland Security] investigators were astonished particularly by what transpired in the first ten days of Arar’s detention. Well-defined procedures were not followed. The State Department was consciously kept out of the loop. Steps were taken to circumvent Arar’s rights, and particularly to guard against the prospect that a lawyer for Arar would challenge his highly dubious treatment through a habeas corpus proceeding. Who was at fault in this process? A group of very senior figures, mostly in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Hence the attempt to quash the report.