Britain: U.S. Carried Out ‘Inexcusable’ Abuse of Detainees Post 9/11

Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee published a damning report Thursday on the treatment of detainees in the War on Terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The focus of the report was on the failure by British intel and security agencies to challenge their U.S. counterparts for their treatment of detainees, and for continuing to cooperate despite their knowledge of what would happen to people they passed into U.S. custody. “It is difficult to comprehend how those at the top of the office did not recognize the pattern of mistreatment by the U.S.,” the report said. “That the U.S., and others, were mistreating detainees is beyond doubt, as is the fact that the Agencies and Defense Intelligence were aware of this at an early point.” The Trump administration reportedly tried to redact the report ahead of publication.