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Bush: Qaeda mastermind must stay in secret custody

President Bush on Monday defended the U.S. treatment of detainees and said the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, being held in secret custody, could provide valuable information to help protect Americans and Europeans. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, allegedly the brains behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, has been held at an undisclosed location since he was captured in Pakistan in March 2003. “We’ve got some in custody — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a classic example. The mastermind of the September the 11th attack that killed over 3,000 of our citizens,” Bush said at a press conference after meeting with European Union leaders. “And he is being detained because we think he could possibly give us information that might not only protect us, but protect citizens in Europe,” Bush said. Full Story

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