Guantanamo: The War on Human Rights

Guantanamo: The War on Human Rights

by David Rose


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Praised as a “tour-de-force deconstruction of Bush’s supermax gulag” (San Diego Union Tribune) when first published in hardcover, Guantánamo makes shocking allegations about the infamous U.S. detention camp in Cuba. Award-winning journalist David Rose argues that the camp not only constitutes a grotesque abuse of human rights but is also ineffective as a tool for combating terrorism.

Through firsthand research in Cuba, government documents, and dozens of interviews with guards, intelligence officials, military lawyers, and former detainees, Rose sheds light on Gitmo’s ugly inner workings. He reveals that, contrary to the Bush administration’s claims, the prisoners at Guantánamo are not “the hardest of the hard-core” Al Qaeda terrorists, ruthless men “involved in a plot to kill thousands of ordinary Americans.” And he provides solid evidence that the brutal interrogations that supposedly justify the camp’s existence have yielded very little useful intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565849570
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/19/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Rose is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has worked for The Guardian, The Observer, and the BBC. He is the author of numerous books, including Guantánamo: The War on Human Rights and The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice, both published by The New Press. He lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

1Honor Bound13
2The Least Worst Place49
3Enormously Valuable Intelligence81
4The Meanings of Guantanamo Bay131

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addict on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fullest account to date...Rose has filled in many of the blanks left by most journalistic accounts.