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US moral authority undercut by war on terror

The 9/11 attacks prompted an outpouring of international sympathy and support for the United States, but Washington’s subsequent “war on terror” undercut the superpower’s moral authority. Ten years later, analysts say, America has not fully recovered its standing as a steadfast defender of liberty and fierce protector of the rule…

Rumsfeld: Guantanamo one of world’s ‘finest’ prisons

WASHINGTON — The “war on terror” prison at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is “one of the finest prison systems in the world,” former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. Rumsfeld, who is promoting his autobiography titled “Known and Unknown,”…

Bush-dominated appeals court suppresses Gitmo evidence

A Guantanamo Bay detainee who says he was waterboarded lost a legal battle Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that the Obama administration can keep information secret that the prisoner wanted to make public. The decision came in the case of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen who is seeking…

Judge delays NYC Gitmo trial ‘over witness issue’

A federal judge in New York has delayed the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo detainee until Wednesday as prosecutors worried about losing a key witness, The New York Times reported. Opening arguments will set the stage for a trial that could take several months and test President Barack…

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