Who exactly were the detainees at Guantánamo?

That’s the question a small band of journalists at The Miami Herald set themselves the task of answering in what the newspaper calls “one of the most methodical and challenging reporting projects anyone has undertaken this year.” The story took over eight months and involved travel to eleven countries. The journalists found 66 former detainees who were willing to talk. The week long series of front page reports began at the weekend,

“You’ve got hundreds of witnesses around the world who can explain what happened, and really nobody is tapping them, including the U.S. Congress, which has oversight,” said [Roy Gutman, Foreign Editor]. “We didn’t have a portrait of American detention practices.” link