When Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg was first assigned to cover Guantanamo in 2002, she figured it would last a couple of months. “My editor told me to go down there and not come back until it was over” she said. It’s still not over.
On this week’s podcast, we sit down with Rosenberg, who’s outlasted soldiers, interrogators, and lawyers at Guantanamo. For more than 13 years, she has become the keeper of record for what remains a controversial response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – the decision to detain, without trial, hundreds of men picked up around the world for their alleged connections to al-Qaeda and other U.S. enemies.
The base’s military personnel have come and gone – so have hundreds of prisoners and so have presidents and politicians. But Carol Rosenberg has stayed.