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"The application of Guantánamo protocols on U.S. soil is incredibly significant and indicates how far the administration has gone in terms of suspending the law," said Jonathan Hafetz, a staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. "The Bush administration has long argued that detainees held in Guantánamo are not entitled to any constitutional protections - an argument the Supreme Court has recently rejected. But this is not even Guantánamo - we are talking about creating prisons beyond the law right here in America."
The documents clearly show that the standard operating procedure developed for Guantánamo Bay governed every aspect of detentions at the two bases inside the United States. Though Navy personnel tried several times to improve the harsh conditions under which Hamdi, Padilla and al-Marri were detained, senior Defense Department officials repeatedly denied the requests. Padilla and al-Marri have reported being subjected to many of the brutal interrogation techniques used at Guantánamo Bay that included sleep deprivation, painful stress positions, prolonged isolation, extreme sensory deprivation, and threats of violence and death. That regime, it now appears, was the product of an effort to extend "Guantánamo rules" to prisons inside the United States.
If they can do this to these folks, then they can do it to YOU too...
"You simply cannot hang a millionaire in America. ~ Bourke Cockran
Originally posted by Maxmars
So many people think these tactics are OK. Let's see how they feel when it is used on a loved one, or themselves.