Jeremy Scahill discusses his must-read article from last week — “Obama Thug Squad Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo” — with Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio. The Immediate Reaction Force (IRF) is one of the many, and most shocking, disgusting realities within the War of Terror.

Part I is a much shorter interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! posted here.

Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

20 May 09 | AntiWar Radio

Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill discusses the continuous 18 year history of the U.S. bombing of Iraq, the Guantanamo Immediate Reaction Force (IRF) that brutalizes prisoners and even a U.S. soldier, Obama’s failure to improve detention facilities and how the Spanish Guantanamo torture investigation is proceeding apace while the U.S. dawdles. (31:35):

Jeremy Scahill is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine, and more than a dozen other outlets including the national radio and TV program Democracy Now!

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