5,469. 11/4/2003

“The last night in the life of Manadel al-Jamadi, whose iced corpse became one of the more harrowing images of the Abu Ghraib scandal, began at home. …It ended before dawn in a cell in Abu Ghraib, the notorious Iraqi prison in which Saddam Hussein had tortured his political enemies. …Jamadi entered the prison…on November 4, 2003…in the custody of the CIA. An hour later, he was dead. …Jamadi’s death posed an unwelcome question going to the heart of the Bush Administration’s secret interrogation protocol: Could the CIA legally kill a defenseless prisoner?”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 238-239

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