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Jeffrey RosenI began My Guantanamo Diary wondering whether Khan was too credulous, especially after she conceded that "it may appear to some readers that I gave ample, and perhaps naive, credence to the prisoners' points of view." But by the end, I was more or less persuaded by her conclusion that most of the Afghans she met were not guilty of crimes against the United States, and for a simple reason: the military ultimately released most of them. Once you know the endings to Khan's stories, they read like the gripping narratives of the wrongly accused…By giving us the perspective of the detainees, My Guantanamo Diary provides a valuable account of what we can now recognize as one of the most shameful episodes in the war on terror. It is hard to read this book without a growing sense of embarrassment and indignation.
—The New York Times