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Convening authority of military commissions Susan Crawford declined to bring charges against alleged 20th hijacker and Guantanamo inmate Mohammed al-Qahtani, on the grounds that he was tortured. “The harsh techniques used against Qahtani, she said, were approved by then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. ‘A lot of this happened on his watch,’ she said.”

 – Bob Woodward, “Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official,” The Washington Post, Jan. 14, 2009

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