I Told You So

The Foreign Office (FCO) solicited the letter from the US State Department that forced British judges to block the disclosure of CIA files documenting the torture of a British resident held in Guantánamo Bay, the Observer can reveal.

The letter said that the release of papers relating to Binyam Mohamed would damage future intelligence sharing between the two countries.

A former senior State Department official said that it was the Foreign Office that initiated the “cover-up” by asking the State Department to send the letter so that it could be introduced into the court proceedings.

Indeed.

4 Responses to “I Told You So”

  1. Jay Vos Says:

    You sure did tell us they were up to no good; now what? Will Mr Mohammed come out alive? (Yeah, I know “alive” is a relative term after all these years.)
    – Jay

  2. RickB Says:

    Well, maybe the window for killing him is closed somewhat after the medical exam said he was fit to travel, if he suddenly turns up dead in his cell it will be a harder sell for the war criminals. Then they will just use endless obfuscation through endless litigation to avoid accountability while Binyam Mohamed will have a life sentence from the torture.
    But, it’s taken any shine off Miliband and his boy wonder schtick, covering up torture is low and dirty, however slick your spin, another fucking Blair clone.

  3. libhomo Says:

    I think the US government officials pushed the cover up to protect themselves from prosecution in the future.

  4. RickB Says:

    It’s a mutually beneficial omerta.


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