Substandard offer rejected by UN
Acoustic Dad points us to a UK Guardian article on the UN rejecting an offer from the US to tour Guantanamo because of the restrictions placed on the visit. The UN rightly thinks it's rather a waste of time to investigate the repeated claims of abuse, if they are not allowed to interview inmates in private.
"We deeply regret that the United States government did not accept the standard terms of reference for a credible, objective and fair assessment of the situation of the detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility," they said in a statement.As Acoustic Dad said, "Less cooperative than China huh? Do you guys realise how stupid you look?" Unfortunately Dad, some of us do.
The special investigator, Martin Nowak, added that the US's stance compared poorly with that of China, which had allowed unrestricted access to its jails.