Twelve years ago, U.S. troops shuffled 20 men in chains and orange jumpsuits off a cargo plane at Guantánamo dubbed the worst of the worst of Americas captives in the nascent war on terror to launch an experiment in interrogation and detention unbounded by geography or the U.S. courts.
No one knew what would become of them. Not the U.S. military. Not President George W. Bush. Not them.
Nine of them are gone now. The rest includes three men who are cleared to go, committed hunger strikers, three Taliban and a war criminal serving a life sentence on a questionable conspiracy conviction for peddling al-Qaida propaganda.
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