It's been 19 years since U.S. forces captured Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn and declared him one of the senior leaders of al Qaeda. It's been 15 years since the CIA quietly revoked that assessment once it was done torturing him.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi spent 14 years shackled in the world's most notorious detention centre where he was beaten, sexually assaulted and starved -- despite never being charged with a crime
"So you … defend terrorists?"
THE DETAILS of the U.S. government's descent into torture as an anti-terrorism tactic have been publicly rehearsed many times in the 18-plus years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Nevertheless, the mistreatment of alleged al-Qaeda detainees at CI