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Guantanamo Defense Attorney for the New Republic

Joseph Margulies, a Guantanamo defense attorney, writes at the New Republic that as competing narratives about the meaning and proper response to the 9/11 attacks continue to take shape, “the iconic images of the post-September 11 world — Guantanamo, waterboarding, military commissions, rendition, and countless others — are converted from policies that are either good or bad (and choices that were either wise or foolish) to symbols that represent particular visions of national identity,” a shift, Margulies writes, that is “momentous and under-appreciated.”

The way in which these competing narratives are developing, says Margulies, “makes it almost impossible for new facts to influence the debate in a rational way,” “signals the end of rational discussion,” and “leads to bad policy.”

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What We See in the Gitmo Papers (The New Republic via NPR: Joseph Margulies)

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