Rumsfeld complained of ‘low level’ Guantanamo prisoners, memo reveals

Georgetown’s Security Law Brief notes that a newly found 2003 memo by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appears to directly contradict claims that Guantanamo held only the “worst of the worst” suspected terrorists. “We need to stop populating Guantanamo Bay with low-level enemy combatants,” Rumsfeld says in the memo, addressed to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Rumsfeld’s memo “explicitly contradicts his continued public statements that Guantanamo Bay was reserved for the ‘worst of the worst,’” Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Policy and Research said in a statement.

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