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10:50 Strong NYT editorial tonight: "The internal documents from the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, published in The Times on Monday were a chilling reminder of the legal and moral disaster that President George W. Bush created there. They describe the chaos, lawlessness and incompetence in his administration’s system for deciding detainees’ guilt or innocence and assessing whether they would be a threat if released….The disaster at Guantánamo Bay is now Mr. Obama’s problem. He should not compound Mr. Bush’s mistakes in his efforts to correct them."
7:45 The Gitmo Files: Center for Constitional Rights analysis, video.
5:05 Amazing: The Atlantic does the counting and finds that the NYT (tho often critical of Assange) has cited WikiLeaks docs in more than half of daily editions this year — and that’s not counting brief references to Assange or Manning but only actual use of documents. Would probably be even higher percentage going back to last Thanksgiving when Cable gate broke.
4:25 Bombshell from the Guardian: Al-qaeda terrorist / bomber also worked for Brit spy service M-16. "Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili, an Algerian citizen described as a "facilitator, courier, kidnapper, and assassin for al-Qaida", was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and later sent to Guantánamo Bay.
"But according to Hamlili’s Guantánamo "assessment" file, one of 759 individual dossiers obtained by the Guardian, US interrogators were convinced that he was simultaneously acting as an informer for British and Canadian intelligence."
3:30 Best headline of day for Wired story by Spencer Ackerman: "WikiLeaks Exposes Terror Master’s Nincompoop Nephew." The terror master is Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. "Turns out nepotism doesn’t work any better in the terrorism game than it does in business or in politics."