There was a particularly nauseating piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It's a defense of Gitmo from ... the commander of Gitmo for the last year. It contains this priceless nugget:
Joint Task Force doctors have performed more than 370 surgeries, including restorative eye procedures, and a recent back surgery that restored movement and avoided possible paralysis for a detainee. Shortly after, that detainee sent me a note saying "Thank you, I have been wrong about Americans."
That back surgery? The prisoner in question, Abdul Zahir, detainee number 75, who is represented by Professor Kermit Roosevelt and a team of law students at Penn Law School, required surgery because an IRF team cuffed his wrists to his ankles and jumped on his back after immobilizing him.
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