The great majority of Guantánamo "detainees" were not captured by U.S. forces. Many were seized by armed groups in the fog of war that engulfed Afghanistan in late 2001. The United States dropped leaflets over that impoverished country promising handsome rewards for enemy fighters. Not surprisingly, this resulted in the capture of countless innocents.
Many of you have seen this widely circulated leaflet:
Here are two more leaflets, one is made to resemble a banknote:
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge. The images are modified from Mark and Joshua Denbeaux's Report on Guantanamo Detainees.
- Adrian Bleifuss Prados