"We were in a room in the library interviewing [Col. James] Steele and I look around and I see blood everywhere, you know. He (Steele) hears the scream from the other guy who’s being tortured as we speak, there’s the blood stains in the corner of the desk in front of him. And while this interview was going on with this Saudi with Jim Steele also in the room, there were these terrible screams, somebody shouting ‘Allah! Allah! Allah!’. But it wasn’t kind of religious ecstasy or something like that, these were screams of pain and terror."
— Peter Maass, reporting for the New York Times