Army Reserve Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, the former military commissions prosecutor, is testifying right now before Jerry Nadler’s House Judiciary subcommittee, telling the panel, "the military commissions system really is beyond repair." I’ve got some sections of his testimony up over at the Windy. As far as I’m aware, it’s the first time that a member of the prosecutions team of Mohammed Jawad has confirmed the outlines of his treatment. Take a look:

…[G]athering the evidence against Mr. Jawad was like looking into Pandora’s box: I uncovered a confession obtained through torture, two suicide attempts by the accused, abusive interrogations, the withholding of exculpatory evidence from the defense, judicial incompetence, and ugly attempts to cover up the failures of an irretrievably broken system.

Vandeveld said he "felt truly deceived by the commissions." Christy has some more thoughts on the differences between Vandeveld and Lindsey Graham.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman