At Gitmo, A Soul-Crushing Parade of Horribles 

Coinciding with Senate hearings finally underway to close the “stain on the moral fiber of America” – among many others – that is Guantánamo Bay, a new film documents the life, captivity and CIA-decreed fate “he will remain incommunicado for the remainder of his life” of Abu Zubaydah, “patient zero for the CIA’s torture program.” Chronicling his 20 years of abuse – from chains to 83 waterboardings in a month – “The Forever Prisoner” also grimly records “how the rule of law was upended” in a betrayal of ideals that asks, “Are we prepared to abandon our principles in order to defend them?”

Source: Further | At Gitmo, A Soul-Crushing Parade of Horribles | Opinion

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