Outrage

Ex Bush Official: Gitmo Prisoners Mostly Innocent

In stateside prisons, it's news if one or two of the inmates are found to be innocent. In Guantanamo Bay, however, the numbers are more like 776 innocent out of 800. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, wrote this week that only about 2 dozen of the roughly 800 male inmates at Guantanamo are terrorists. The rest are innocent prisoners who may or may not have information useful to the U.S. government. "There are still innocent people there," said Wilkerson, "some have been there six or seven years." Wilkerson says he learned of this through State Department briefings and military commanders.