Monday 14 December 2015

Shaker Aamer to take ‘no legal action’ in return for 5 mins in locked room with George Bush


Shake Aamer

The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has said he does not intend to take legal action against his captors, as long as he gets five minutes to discuss the situation with George W Bush.

Aamer told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire that although his time in Guantanamo was deeply unpleasant, he saw no reason to pursue legal options, especially when all he’d like to do is have a quick chat with the man behind it all.

He told Derbyshire, “Pursuing my legal options is expensive and time-consuming, and I just want to move on with my life – which I’ll be able to do as soon as I’ve caught up with President Bush.

“I’m happy to meet him somewhere neutral, but it must be in a locked, soundproof room, just he and I. No cameras – I am quite insistent about that.

“Maybe we could have some American paraphernalia in the room so could explain to me the positive sides of US culture – you know, like a baseball bat maybe?

“Honestly, after five minutes in that room I guarantee there will be no more animosity between us, and our differences will be well and truly settled.”

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