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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's US military-appointed attorney says in this short documentary, "How we treat people is a reflection of who we are as Americans".

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Attorneys defending the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four others accused of being involved have asked to be incarcerated “for two nights in the Guantanamo prison in order to understand the conditions in which their clients are held.”

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Months before al-Qaida operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is set to stand trial for his alleged role in the 9/11 attacks, a draft of a secret memo written in 2006 by a senior adviser to Condoleezza Rice warning that the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the Bush administration in the "war on terror" violated US law has surfaced at the U State Department .

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed to masterminding the 9/11 terror attacks sometime during or after his 183 waterboardings, will face a military tribunal now that the Obama administration has given up on the idea of trying to convict him in the U.S. justice system.

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It is the right -- indeed, need -- of the American public to learn the truth about the motives, financing and methods of those who are alleged to have torn at the heart of our social fabric.Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s reluctant decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.

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In his new memoir, George W. Bush claims that information obtained by waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammad 183 times helped foil plots to attack targets in the United Kingdom. British intelligence and Cabinet officials -- Labor and Conservative alike -- beg to differ.

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It's hard to believe that the curtain may soon go down on our health care reform drama, but it looks like we could soon have a bill -- whether three-quarters of Americans like it or not. Should it be voted in now and fixed later? This is surely a question for "Left, Right & Center" regulars Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley, Matt Miller and Robert Scheer.

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