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US terror policy report delayed

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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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US terror policy report delayed


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A key report on the detention of terrorism suspects ordered by US President Barack Obama will be delayed by six months, officials have said.

Mr Obama commissioned the report as part of his efforts to close the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay by the beginning of next year.

...Fewer than 20 out of about 245 inmates have been transferred from the detention centre in the six months since Mr Obama signed an order to close it within a year...
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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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Clearly this issue is complex. On the other hand there is arguably an easy solution: give the detainees a fair trial.

The question raised by this delay is: how committed is Mr Obama to fulfilling his pledges? Does his word mean anything? Or do his speeches amount to nothing but crowd-pleasing rhetoric?

Actions speak louder than words, you might say.




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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Is Guantanamo Bay no longer regarded as an affront to the rule of law and civilization itself?

Nobody in their right mind is on the side of terrorists. But unless prisoners are treated as innocent until proven otherwise, surely 'civilized' nations have nothing to teach the dictatorships of this world.

(And words alone aren't enough.)



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