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US Prison Interrogator on Khadr: Canadians Need to "Figure Out Who They Are"

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From a CBC review of the new the Omar Khadr documentary, You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo:

"Even Damien Corsetti, who was a U.S. interrogator at Bagram prison – where Khadr was detained before going to Guantánamo – is dismayed at his treatment. Corsetti, who describes himself as a monster in the interrogation room, went easy on the young man: "When I saw him at Bagram, he was a typical 15-year-old kid. He was still a child. That was what was prevalent in him, the child,” Corsetti says in the doc.

"Canadian people need to look at themselves and figure out who they are," Corsetti later claims. "There have been elections since Omar was captured, so now ultimately the blame lies on the Canadian people. Why is it that I, as a cold, callous son-of-a-bitch, had more compassion for that boy than his own people?"

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