Forgotten prisoners in the jail that shames America: The savagery at Guantanamo Bay appalled the world and led Barack Obama to vow to shut it down. Yet as the US pulls out of Afghanistan, DAVID ROSE reveals how dozens are STILL held without facing trial | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Forgotten prisoners in the jail that shames America: The savagery at Guantanamo Bay appalled the world and led Barack Obama to vow to shut it down. Yet as the US pulls out of Afghanistan, DAVID ROSE reveals how dozens are STILL held without facing trial

A broiling Cuban evening, October 2003. Major General Geoffrey Miller, a squat, pugnacious artillery officer who is now commandant of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, stands in the shade of a palm tree by his headquarters.

His interrogators, he tells me proudly, 'are developing enormously valuable intelligence' which has prevented terrorist attacks in both America and Britain: 'I think of Guantanamo as the interrogation battle lab in the war against terror,' he says.

Their methods, he assures me, are humane. Occasionally, dealing with a hardened suspect, they may have to become 'aggressive'. But usually they get their information by 'establishing a rapport' and the prisoners give up their secrets because they have come to admire the decent, civilised values that Guantanamo represents.

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