Rooting against the United States once again, RedState exults in a federal judge’s decision to bar testimony on the grounds that it appears to have been coerced, and a product of torture. Here’s the AP on just how bad it was:
The detainee says that after five days in a Pakistani prison, he was handed over to U.S. forces and flown to a pitch-black prison he believes was in Afghanistan. He says he was suspended in his cell by his left hand and that guards blasted his cell with music 24 hours a day.
He said that he confessed to whatever allegations his interrogators made and that harassment and threats continued after he was moved to a different prison in Afghanistan.
Erickson takes this as proof that terrorism is incompatible with the civilian courts. No. It’s proof that torture is incompatible with a civil society, and with the orderly administration of justice. Those are two wildly different things.