The Broken Constitution

More eyewitnesses to U.S. torture of detainees pierce the Bush administration's cover-up

For 17 months, Captain Fishback raised his concerns within the army chain of command, and the army agreed to conduct an investigation "only after he had contacted members of Congress [including Senator John McCain] and considered going public with the story." Days before the Human Rights Watch report was released, the captain was told he couldn't leave the base to meet with members of McCain's staff "without approval and that approval was being denied because his commanding officer felt [he] was being naive and would do irreparable harm to his career."

The captain, however, refuses to be muzzled.

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