At a recent news conference, President Bush invited journalists to visit the prison at Guantanamo and see for themselves that the allegations of torture were false.
Today some reporters and photographers accompanied members of the House on a fact-finding mission at the base. Military escorts, however, controlled what the journalists could see and hear. On a tour of one camp occupied by detainees considered of “high value” for intelligence, journalists were not allowed to see or talk with any prisoners at all. Wouldn’t those prisoners be the ones most likely to have been tortured?
Can anyone explain why Bush’s invitation is not virtually meaningless/