May 9, 2012
The Pentagon revealed on Wednesday what was said when an over-cautious court security officer blocked the sound during Saturday’s arraignment of five Guantanamo prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 attacks.
It was a snide reference to Bush-era CIA interrogators, a transcript showed. Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz was explaining why defendant Walid Bin Attash was refusing to cooperate during the hearing in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal.
“The reason for that is the torture that my client was subjected to by the men and women wearing the big-boy pants down at the CIA, it makes it impossible …” Schwartz said during the blocked portion of the arraignment.