"I wanted to run it close to Geneva Convention rules," Lehnert said. "Our job was to take them out of the fight, and once we had done that, I felt we had a moral responsibility to take care of them."Obviously, there were other views. And no, torture probably wasn't the right way to go. But I don't know what to make of this statement:
However, another task force was put in charge of interrogating detainees, and there were disagreements over their treatment, Lehnert said.
"I think it is extraordinarily important how we treat prisoners," he said. "Obviously, there were other views."
"I came to the conclusion very soon that this probably wasn't the right way to go," said Lehnert, who served just 100 days at the base.
"Probably before I left Guantanamo, I was of the opinion it needed to go away as soon as possible," he said.Probably before he left Gitmo? He's not sure of when he came to this conclusion? I suspect this is the sort of speech mannerism one needs to develop to rise to the rank of general. No sense in committing yourself if you think you're only probably right.