BBC: Torture at Gitmo is a fact
"What action should the British government take to bring about an end to the use of torture at Guantanamo Bay?"The question, of course, persumes as an established fact that torture is indeed occurring, and wonders only what should be done to stop it.
Now, the first thing to note is that, although the question came from an audience member, it was not an unscripted question. The BBC knew beforehand what the question was, and chose the questioner and his question with the specific purpose of introducing the topic. And once the question was posed, neither the host, David Dimbleby, nor any of the four panel members, expressed any objection to the premise upon which it was based or doubt that the premise was indeed true.
Unfortunately, although its producers, presenters, and selected guests all apparently accept as beyond question the fact that torture is being employed at Guantanamo, I have yet to see any articles on the BBC website detailing either a) the BBC's official definition of torture or b) the proof of that it has occurred at Camp X-ray.
(Hat tip: reader Jonathon)