What Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal Really Said

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for reporting, unlike the censored US corporate media, what Bauer and Fattal really said.  Below is a part of their statement that was deleted from corporate media coverage (emphasis mine):

In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay; they’d remind us of CIA prisons in other parts of the world; and conditions that Iranians and others experience in prisons in the U.S.

We do not believe that such human rights violation on the part of our government justify what has been done to us: not for a moment.  However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments – including the government of Iran – to act in kind.

Bauer and Fattal with the third member of the group who were apprehended in Iran.

The two also thanked world leaders, including Hugo Chavez, for intervening on their behalf.


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