"I recognize that in our society the idea of detaining people without lawyers seems unusual, detaining people without trials seems unusual. After all, our country stands for freedom, and it stands for the protection of rights." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 2.13.04
Additional reporting: Meritxell Mir in Barcelona, Alicia Ng, and Ashley Glacel
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