Benamar Benatta came to a foreign country. He was jailed as a terror suspect. Probably it was just his home country which made him a suspect. After two months he was found innocent. Only after six month he was allowed to call a lawyer. After more than two years he is still in jail, even though now also a judge asked to release him. During this time there was torture, even on official video! Where did this all happen? Third world terrorist regime? Well, ask Mr. Ashcroft how he calls this. (see report by the German newspaper Die Zeit)
It is not new that "free press" is unknown to the USA, also that war crimes are a method, so the new report by the Guardian comes with no surprise. Members of Reuters were taken hostage and "were brutalised, terrified and humiliated for three days." They were clearly recognizable as press members, but in any case this treatment is not acceptable for any human being.
Now the respected Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a study which concludes that "Iraq was not an imminent threat, that UN inspections were working far better than realized, that our intelligence process failed, that officials misrepresented the threat, and, importantly, that war was not the best-or only-option." These findings are absolutely not unexpected. Colin Powell still does not admit that he presented false proof to the UN, though.