In a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee and released to the Times of London, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson claims that President George W. Bush knew that the majority of the hundreds of men detained in that prison center had no terrorist links.
Wilkerson was was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He gained renown for denouncing the manipulations which led to the invasion of Iraq. He had already brought up the question of the Guantánamo prisoners in a piece published by the Washington Note (17 March 2009).
Wilkerson’s revelations are consistent with the investigations of Thierry Meyssan, according to whom the aim of the interrogations carried out by doctors in Guantánamo was not to extort confessions from the guilty but to instill them in the innocent.