posted on Mar, 31 2004 @ 03:03 PM
Just read an article from The Guardian talking about what's going on at Gitmo. It's terrible. Many of them were simply guilty of being in the wrong
place and yet they are still being held. It's wrong. Rumsfeld obviously does not consider these people to be human.
Don't get me wrong, if we can prove someone has been involved in terrorist acts, then we should prosecute them to the fullest extent. Otherwise, we
should let them go.
Maybe none of them are terrorists
Even the US military's own lawyers realise Guantánamo is an own goal
Wednesday March 31, 2004
Consider this theoretical possibility: if no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, is it also possible that there are no al-Qaida
terrorists in Guantánamo? It seems far fetched, put so bluntly. If only by chance, it would seem likely that some of the detainees might be
terrorists. The US secretary of defence, Donald Rumsfeld, argues that the inhumane incarceration, the secrecy and the abuse of any principles of
justice are all justified by the fact that these prisoners are the hardest of hard cases. But given what we know of those who have been released, the
refusal of the US to open the evidence to challenge, and the secrecy that surrounds the prison and all who languish there, the proposition is worth
considering. And since none of us have been allowed to know much, it is worth listening to those who know a little more.