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In conversation with Laura Flanders and Jane Mayer, CCR president Michael Ratner speaks about GTMO and Donald Rumsfeld in this episode of GRITtv from the firedoglake website.
For those who saw the response to the Trade Center attacks as an opportunity for the U.S. to uphold international law, this country's conduct has been a failure of profound historic dimension as torture, secret detention sites and indefinite detention has become the rule of law for the first time in our history. Some accuse the Bush administration of war crimes.
We're joined by Jane Mayer, who has been investigating and reporting on the war on terror. A staff writer for The New Yorker, Mayer has a new book out this week, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. We're also joined by Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He successfully represented Guantanamo detainees in the U.S. Supreme Court as they sought their legal rights in court. His book, The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld, is out this September.