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'No top terrorists at Guantanamo'

Senior American intelligence and military officials directly contradicted the Bush administration yesterday, saying not a single detainee at Guantanamo Bay was a high-ranking terrorist. The administration has consistently defended indefinite detention at Guantanamo – a legal black hole thanks to its status as a United States naval base on Cuban soil – by calling the 595 inmates “the worst of a very bad lot”. But commanders and intelligence operatives who have reviewed reports of interrogations and read CIA assessments of detainees told The New York Times none was a terrorist leader. At best, they said, between one and two dozen were sworn members of al-Qa’eda, or militants with knowledge of the organisation’s inner workings. Full Story

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