AFGHANISTAN: Seven years after CIA abduction, prisoner still held without charge

Wazir is one of hundreds of Afghans and others who have been held as "enemy combatants" at Bagram, a former Soviet air base that has has been plagued by allegations of torture since the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The same judge who ultimately dismissed Wazir's petition wrote in an earlier ruling that conditions at Bagram "fall well short of what the Supreme Court found inadequate at Guantanamo."

When it came to light, the extraordinary rendition program was condemned loudly in the U.S. and abroad and became a source of embarrassment for the Bush administration, which had long argued that normal legal protections do not apply to enemy combatants. Although candidate Barack Obama ran on a platform of restoring America's credibility abroad, he disappointed many of Bush's critics by preserving a version of the rendition program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not much "change" here, when it comes to the US treatment of prisoners of war in Afghanistan.

And ans small restoration of US credibility on the issue of human rights?!?

In the immortal words of Tony Soprano, "fuggetaboutit!"

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