Guanta-no-more II

At the risk of opening up another discussion with only a few commentors, I want to start a new thread about Guantanamo and the current administration.

Reading an article in the IHT (link here) I was struck by a simple thought. 

  • How has the current administrations policies of “enhanced interrogation” and the removal of basic human rights protected the US?


Hopefully the incoming US president will follow through on his commitment to shut one of the most shameful acts by the outgoing administration. In recent days Obama has confirmed his intention to close the Guantanamo Bay prison where not only have people (including minors) been detained without trial, the accusations of administration condoned, and even encouraged, torture continue to grow.

The website American Torture has links to many reports that details the abuse that occurred at the prison, including Physicians for Human Rights and Human Rights First and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center. Some of the details are very disturbing and I hope that those who condoned the abuses are held to account. And in my mind this means Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Gonzales. 

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