Why Does Guantanamo Have So Many Problems Counting Calories?

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 2:20 pm

In May of 2009, Spencer Ackerman pointed out that the Steven Bradbury May 10, 2005 memo allowed reducing prisoners’ daily caloric intake to about half the recommended level for adult men in order to make them “more receptive” to interrogation. Today, there is a tidbit in Carol Rosenberg’s article about Guantanamo that suggests prisoners now are given between two and three times the recommended daily caloric intake. Why can’t Guantanamo count calories?

Chains and Gangs: Omar Khadr’s Trial Recessed after Attorney Collapses

By: Saturday August 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Just as soon as Omar Khadr’s trial began, it’s stopped; Khadr’s lawyer, Lt. Col. Jon Jackson, collapsed in the courthouse late yesterday. The military commission is now recessed for thirty days; does the recess help or hinder the process?

A Cry from Guantanamo: Khadr, in Letter to Attorney, Struggles to Make Sense of Eight-Year Detention

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 8:01 am

The full text of Omar Khadr’s letter to his attorney from Guantanamo, with commentary. “Dennis you always say that I have an obligation to show the world what is going on down here and it seems that we’ve done every thing but the world doesn’t get it….”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rita Cosby, Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past

By: Saturday June 12, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome Author and Journalist, Rita Cosby, and Host Dennis Showalter, Professor, History, Colorado College] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past “I know my dad was in the war, but I only began [...]

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