In another ridiculous and implausible confession, alleged 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed claims to have beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl. Since he's talking, he may as well confess to being the shadowy figure on the grassy knoll the day President John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated.
If you can cherry-pick intelligence, you can certainly get a signed confession under extreme torture. This whole story is just too pat especially when you take into account that Sheik Mohammed was held at some CIA black site and tortured a 1,001 ways to get this confession. I find it coincidental that the first person to be tried at the Guantanamo tribunals confesses to such high profile acts.
If Sheik Mohammed takes the weight for all of the high profile terrorist plots, what are the other alleged terrorists going to confess to? Funny thing is, we'll never know. All we'll have are some redacted transcripts from the tribunal proceedings that no one is allowed to observe.
The person responsible for the Bush administration's 'war on terror' policy is also responsible for changing the definition of torture and crafting policies that allowed the government to skirt the Geneva Convention and hold alleged terror suspects indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay: Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.