The mistreatment of prisoners in U.S. custody between September 11, 2001, and January 2009, including in- definite detentions, unfair trials, the use of interroga- tion techniques amounting to torture, and the deportation of prisoners to other countries for the purpose of torture, constitute violations of international law. Contrary to what the Bush administration and its supporters have argued, these policies are illegal and have not been more effective at protecting the United States than legal methods. In fact, by reducing the moral standing of the country and alienating individuals throughout the world, especially Muslims, they have strengthened anti-American extremism and increased the danger of terrorist attacks against the United States.
"Mistreatment of Detainees in the War on Terror: How the Bush Administration’s Policies Have Violated International Law and Hurt America,"
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