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UC Berkeley staffs a guy who tried to legally justify torture, John Yoo. UC Davis is picking up the pieces with The Guantanamo Testimonials Project. Specialist Brandon Neely offered up his experience as a GITMO guard to the project. Above he tells Rachel Maddow part of his story.
Neely guarded the Australian prisoner David Hicks (who has said very little since being returned to his country). Neely said Hicks told him “he was sold to the Americans for $1500 (there were many detainees during my time at Guantanamo who stated that they had been sold as well to the Americans; they said that the more valuable the Americans thought you were, the more they payed for them).”
This is consistent with other accounts that the terrorist roundup in Afghanistan amounted to a profit-making venture for the Northern Alliance and tribal warlords. Head count was more important than evidence, quantity trumped quality.
Neely’s whole story is here.