The Bush Administration: Worse than Even I Could Imagine
Guantanamo Case Files in Disarray: Karen DeYoung and Peter Finn: Washington Post Staff Writers: President Obama's plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and national security officials -- barred until the inauguration from examining classified material on the detainees -- discovered that there were no comprehensive case files on many of them. Instead, they found that information on individual prisoners is "scattered throughout the executive branch."... Several former Bush administration officials agreed that the files are incomplete and that no single government entity was charged with pulling together all the facts and the range of options for each prisoner. They said that the CIA and other intelligence agencies were reluctant to share information, and that the Bush administration's focus on detention and interrogation made preparation of viable prosecutions a far lower priority.
Then Peter Finn and Karen DeYoung take their dive for the Bush dead-enders, allowing them to hide behind a screen of anonymity:
But other former officials took issue with the criticism and suggested that the new team has begun to appreciate the complexity and dangers of the issue and is looking for excuses. After promising quick solutions, one former senior official said, the Obama administration is now "backpedaling and trying to buy time" by blaming its predecessor...
Each day the Washington Post publishes is a crime against humanity.