Episode

1/13 A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo w/ Peter Jan Honigsberg

January 13, 2020

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo

On today’s show: Friday: Mike Pompeo continues to shift story about “imminent threat” intel.

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo. How many people are still imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay and how/why the US has a base in Cuba. The narrow circumstances under which the Bush admin would release detainees. How the US purchased its prisoners. The heartbreaking stories of the Guantánamo prisoners, loved ones, and whistleblowers. The torture tactics used on prisoners. How whistleblower Matt Diaz unmasked violations of the Geneva Convention. The invention of the term “enemy combatant.” Obama’s broken promise to close the camp and what he could have done to make good on it.

On the fun half: Mike from PA sparks a convo about the latest Bernie/Warren kerfuffle. Warren says she’s disappointed in Bernie campaign criticizing her supporters. Warren fundraising email blast about Bernie campaign’s (alleged) critique of her electability. Politico poll reports same info as the “attack” on Warren. Gun girl Kaitlyn Bennett gets shut down by college student about bathroom hysteria. Trump says we’re making great deals with the Saudis and they’re paying for our troops. Mark Esper equivocates on Trump’s claim about the embassies being targeted. Joe Biden at Brookings in July 2003: we need to go to Iraq and stay there for a long time. Biden endorses “prevention doctrine” in support of preventative wars.

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