UK Daily Mail
August 7, 2013
The Pentagon official in charge of Guantanamo Bay has admitted
that if he had his time over, he would have argued that the notorious
detention camp should never have been built.
William Lietzau, America’s Deputy Assistant Defence Secretary
for Detainee Affairs, told The Mail on Sunday in an exclusive interview
that Guantanamo’s detainees should have been legally designated as
prisoners of war and held in Afghanistan, or if charged with crimes,
taken to prisons in America.
Mr Lietzau – who, after three and a half years in his job, last
week announced he will be stepping down to take a private sector job in
September – added that the best way for President Obama to close
Guantanamo would be to announce that the ‘war’ with Al Qaeda is over.
Under international law, this would end any justification for
continuing to hold prisoners who had not been charged with crimes.
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