Lifting the lid on the US’s ‘man-made hell’

Non-fiction: Murder At Camp Delta. By Joseph Hickman. Simon & Schuster, €18.90. Reviewed by Rob Doyle.

22nd April, 2015

We trust our whistleblowers more when they are conservatives and not radicals; when they are men and women who would prefer the system to run smoothly, but feel duty-bound to cry foul when it betrays the values it purports to represent.

In short, we trust Edward Snowden more than Julian Assange.

Joseph Hickman, a one-time staff sergeant at the US’s notorious detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, describes himself as a “lifelong conservative” and “a patriotic...

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