This could be interesting it it goes anywhere anyhow. What I find important to note is that the people filing the suit were not charged with anything. The US apparently didn’t conclude they were actually guilty of anything or dangerous, they simply let them go.
This is in direct contrast to some of the most ardent supporters of tough actions against prisoners, who claim that they all deserve what they get and do not imagine that there are innocent people caught in the crossfire.
Do we really stand for ideals, or do we just say we do?
Suit Alleges Rumsfeld Approved Torture
The American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites) and Human Rights First filed suit in federal district court in Rumsfeld’s home state of Illinois on behalf of eight former detainees who said they were severely tortured. All eight were subsequently released without being charged.
Click the link above for more, the story is not all that long but there is no need to quote the entire thing here…