CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Marine commander who built the Guantanamo Bay prison said Thursday the U.S. lost the "moral high ground" with its brutal treatment of prisoners, and the facility should be closed as quickly as possible.
It was the first time Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert publicly acknowledged his doubts, although he said he did make his concerns known through the appropriate chain of command.
Lehnert, 58, was commander of Joint Task Force 160 when it was assigned to build prison cells in 2001 at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba to hold designated "enemy combatants" from Afghanistan and elsewhere.
He said he was given little guidance from the Pentagon, but he did have his staff read the Geneva Convention, the international agreement governing treatment of prisoners.
Answer by lori9878 at 6:24 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
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Answer by viridian at 4:46 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
I'm just curious which is more important.....moral high ground or the lives of thousands of innocent people.....hmmmmmm......that aside.... I would really like to know SPECIFICALLY what techniques you think they should use?
Answer by momof030404 at 4:50 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
Those are from the Army field manual.......yeah I am SURE the PSYCHOPATH terrorists will fold under THAT!
Answer by momof030404 at 4:51 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:00 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:00 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
Those are from the Army field manual.......yeah I am SURE the PSYCHOPATH terrorists will fold under THAT! http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/policy/army/fm/fm34-52/chapter3.htm
Actually, they do. They cooperate. They don't when torture is introduced, in fact they SHUT DOWN OR lie and say what they think you want to hear
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:01 PM on Sep. 25, 2009
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