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June 25, 2005


Sixteen U.S. lawmakers have been on a “fact-finding trip” to that “magnificent resort” in the tropics:

Progress has been made to improve conditions and protect detainees’ rights at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists, House Republicans and Democrats, including one who has advocated closing the facility, said Saturday.
“The Guantanamo we saw today is not the Guantanamo we heard about a few years ago,” said Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif.

Looks like they didn’t find any facts.

Still, the lawmakers did see some pretty harsh—and clearly representative—interrogation techniques:

In one session … a female interrogator took an unusual approach to wear down a detainee, reading a Harry Potter book aloud for hours. He turned his back and put his hands over his ears.

Guantanamo, twinned with Azkaban.

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