There was a time when I’d read that the US government had caught a criminal, garnered a confession, and I’d believe it. Apparently, that time has past, because when I read that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to the 9/11 attacks, my first thought was, “I’d confess to that too if I was being tortured at Guantanamo Bay.”
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon.
“I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement read during the session, which was held last Saturday.
Should I believe that Mohammed was the mastermind behind the attacks based on a torture-based statement?
Are we better off today than we were before torturing him into making that statement?
Where’s Osama bin Laden? Is Bush really sending 20,000-30,000 more troops to Iraq to look for him?