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Wednesday, February 13

"Taxi to the Dark Side": A nation betrayed, a nation's conscience stained

"The official death certificate for Dilawar, signed by coroner Dr. Elizabeth A. Rouse, listed the "mode of death" as "homicide." The cause was "blunt force injuries to lower extremities complicating coronary artery disease." More descriptively, Dilawar's legs had been hit repeatedly, hundreds of times, until the tissues inside had broken down and turned to pulp. Internal blood clots then had broken free, traveled to his heart, lodged in a partially blocked artery and stopped the flow of blood.

"Dilawar died in the custody of the U.S. Army at Bagram Collection Point, a prison and interrogation facility about 30 miles north of Kabul. He had been there a little less than five days. Dilawar had done nothing to merit detention and knew nothing that merited interrogation. He was beaten to death by the United States of America."

There's more from Eric Mink in the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH.

UPDATE: It seems that the Discovery Channel bought the rights to this documentary but it will not air it because it's too "controversial." Read about it at Amy Goodman's Democracy Now.

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