Listening to Guantanamo

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Four years after the hooded, shackled prisoners began arriving, the Pentagon made its first public accounting Friday of who is held at Guantanamo. More than 300 names and five thousand pages of prisoner testimony were forced out of the U.S. government by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

The U.S. prison at Guantanemo has become an international symbol — of American resolve, suggests the White House. Of American impunity say a chorus of critics.

The UN charges torture and says shut it down. Britain's Tony Blair doesn't like it. Now, the prisoners speak. Some, full of fury. Many of them plead innocence.

Hear about the American choices, and voices from Guantanamo.


Michael Hirsh, senior editor, covers international affairs for Newsweek

Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University

Robert Turner, teaches law at University of Virginia

Jennifer Daskal, Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch

This program aired on March 6, 2006.


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