«'On Planet Bin Laden, they look first at your nationality. Had we been British - or from another coalition country - we would have been decapitated within days.'»
Meanwhile, in memory of that old chestnut from 2001, "they hate us because we're free"...
«A British detainee at Guantanamo Bay has told his lawyer he was tortured using the 'strappado', a technique common in Latin American dictatorships in which a prisoner is left suspended from a bar with handcuffs until they cut deeply into his wrists.
The reason, the prisoner says, was that he was caught reciting the Koran at a time when talking was banned.
[...] Under the rules the United States military has imposed for defence lawyers who visit Guantanamo, Stafford Smith [his attourney] has not been allowed to keep his notes of meetings with prisoners, and will not be able to read them again until they have been examined and de-classified by a government censor.
He cannot disclose in public anything the men have told him until it too has been been de-classified, on pain of likely imprisonment in the US.»
So... what does one wear to a kangaroo court? A funny robe? Clown shoes and a ballgag?