”We of course had to make snap judgments in the battlefield,” said one administration official involved in reviewing Guantanamo cases, who spoke anonymously to avoid angering superiors. “Where we had problems was that once we had individuals in custody, no one along the layers of review wanted to take a risk. So they would take a shred of evidence that a detainee was associated with another bad person and say that's a reason to keep them.”Hellre fälla än fria. Den nya världsordningens effekt på centrala rättsprinciper. Först med självklarhet för dem som redan kollektivt berövats människovärde – vem som helst kan vara ”another bad person” – och som vi redan sett i våra egna samhällen, för allt bredare cirklar. Vi behöver ju inte bry oss så länge vi ”har rent mjöl i påsen”.
One is Shakhrukh Hamiduva, an 18-year-old Uzbek refugee who fled his country after the government there killed one of his uncles and jailed other relatives. He tried to cross the border from Afghanistan when U.S. bombs started falling but was captured by a tribal leader and sold to U.S. forces for a bounty. He said soldiers told him he would be released, but instead he ended up in Cuba.I fem år har människor av kött och blod befunnit sig i detta limbo, utan att själva veta varför. Men du, du har säkert rent mjöl i påsen. Sov lugnt.