Thursday, April 01, 2010

t r u t h o u t | US Recants Claims on "High-Value" Detainee Abu Zubaydah

t r u t h o u t | US Recants Claims on "High-Value" Detainee Abu Zubaydah
30 March 2010

by: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t

The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration had made about "high-value" detainee Abu Zubaydah, a Guantanamo prisoner who at one time was said to have planned the 9/11 attacks and was the No. 2 and 3 person in al-Qaeda. Additionally, Justice has backed away from some of the claims intelligence officials working in the Clinton administration had also leveled against Zubaydah, specifically, that he was directly involved in the planning of the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa...