Jonathan “Jack” Idema, a former Green Beret from North Carolina who was convicted of running a private jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, died Jan. 21 in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. He was 55.
Read the rest here. Ted Rall has a story of his own encounter with Idema back in the early days of the previous decade. "Colorful" is a polite way of characterizing Idema. Sociopathic war criminal would be a more apt characterization.