June 01, 2005
It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth. And so it was an absurd report. It just is.I wonder if it's relevant whether or not they hated America before they were detained.
Note also the reference to material in the Al Qaeda Training Manual about "spreading rumors and writing statements that instigate people against the enemy". If Bush is alleging this is why released detainees have been making allegations of abuse he's either a) admitting the US has released AQ operatives without charge or b) a fecking idiot. Either the released detainees are AQ so they wouldn't have been released, or they're not AQ and therefore haven't been trained to make up stories. Rather an obvious bit of reasoning, I would have thought.
Edit: That's interesting. So taken was I with the stupidity of Bush's argument, I completely failed to notice his intriguing pronunciation of "dissemble".