Anne Applebaum wrote the definitive history of the Gulag. She gets that what happened to U.S. detainees wasn’t the Gulag, but neither can she countenance the proposition that its criminal excesses be ignored. Here‘s what she has to say.
UPDATE: More from Lawrence Wilkerson, noted left-winger, who served as Chief of Staff to George W. Bush’s first Secretary of State. “Utter incompetence of the battlefield vetting in Afghanistan… utter disregard for the fundamentals of jurisprudence… many of the detainees were innocent of any substantial wrongdoing, had little intelligence value, and should (have been) immediately released.”