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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

01 November 2005

Interviews in Guantanamo

The United Nations has rejected an offer by the Pentagon to visit Guantanamo Bay; the UN human rights monitors, who turned down the invitation, said they needed access to prisoners for private interviews, something that the American government is unwilling to give. All the same, the Pentagon reiterates that its invitation shows it has “nothing to hide.”

I remember another country that was chastised for its unwillingness to offer international monitors private interviews; its insistence on this point was that taken as a signal that it had something to hide and was unwilling to cooperate. Iraq, was it?

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