Afghan detainees sans scandal?

What life is like inside Afghan detention facilities


The feel good read of the summer

The Security Intelligence Review Committee released its report into CSIS’s handling of Omar Khadr last week, the full text is here. Strangely, despite the PMO’s assurances that the United States did not participate in torture and the Prime Minister’s findings that Khadr did not qualify as a child soldier, the SIRC seems rather preoccupied with issues of human rights, mistreatment and age.


‘We hope that you will find the report useful’

Mark Danner has filed a second piece for the New York Review of Books on the torture that took place under the Bush administration. The Review has also posted the Red Cross report that documented the abuse. Danner’s first piece, published a few weeks ago, is here.