Last week in August, a select group of journalists were escorted into a conference room in the Pentagon. There they had the opportunity to watch a live video transmission from Guantánamo. Inside an anonymous room, some sort of jury would discuss whether the prisoner Abu Zubaydah could be released. Apart from American torturers, interrogators, soldiers and prisoners' lawyers, he has not been seen by anyone in nearly 15 years.
It was a strange experience for the journalists. An officer read out a written statement from the prisoner. It said that Zubaydah wanted to be released in order to return. . .
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