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Regarding the use of torture at Guantanamo, which was first confirmed by a Bush official and mentioned in an article by Bob Woodward on January 14, 2009, convening authority of military commissions for Guantanamo Susan J. “Crawford said [President] Bush was right to create a system to try unlawful enemy combatants captured in the war on terrorism, but the implementation was fatally flawed. ‘I think someone should acknowledge that mistakes were made, and that they hurt the effort, and take responsibility for it,’ she said.”

¬†– Bob Woodward, “U.S. Military Tortured Guantanamo Detainee, Tribunal Overseer Says,” The Los Angeles Times, Jan. 14, 2009

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