We've known for years that the administration cleared the way for torture. The facts were there well before the Abu Ghraib photos turned it into a scandal. But I plenty of realities of what has happened have yet to come out. One area where we still don't know many details is rendition, the practice of shipping suspects to other countries who know...how to take of them.
"They beat me up in a way that does not know mercy," Sharqawi wrote, referring to his Jordanian captors, "and they're still beating me. They threatened me with electricity, with snakes and dogs ... [They said] we'll make you see death."
Sharqawi described his interrogations, explaining that the Jordanians were feeding his responses back to the CIA. "Every time that the interrogator asks me about a certain piece of information, and I talk," Sharqawi said, "he asks me if I told this to the Americans. And if I say no he jumps for joy, and he leaves me and goes to report it to his superiors, and they rejoice."
But was the U.S. really involved this guy's alleged detention and treatment? Well, you know where the Jordanians sent him to after his stint there: Gitmo.