The White House Drama Club

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

The Washington Post reports* on a new book by Former Army Sgt. Erik Saar:

The U.S. military staged the interrogations of terrorism suspects for members of Congress and other officials visiting the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to make it appear the government was obtaining valuable intelligence, a former Army translator who worked there claims in a new book scheduled for release Monday.

Former Army Sgt. Erik Saar said the military chose detainees for the mock interrogations who previously had been cooperative and instructed them to repeat what they had told interrogators in earlier sessions, according to an interview with the CBS television program “60 Minutes,” which is slated to air Sunday night.

But I guess faked, scripted interrogations for public officials is only a problem if you live in that problematic “reality-based community” that I live in.

Godson’s got a word for this.

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