Monday, April 25, 2011
The shocking truth at "Gitmo": a prison for the innocent and non-dangerous?
The latest Wikileaks has revealed further potentially damaging details for the United States. Many prisoners at "Gitmo" in Guantanamo Bay are described as "innocent" and "non-dangerous" raising new questions about precisely how dangerous these persons genuinely are. Perhaps we might believe suspension of various rights acceptable for so-called "emergency" exceptions. It is becoming increasingly clear that these exceptions may not have held true for many, and perhaps even most, of those detained. This is perhaps one of the greater recent civil rights scandals in any Western government that should shame political leaders to action. It is becoming increasingly clear that defences such as "We didn't know that..." and "No one knew that..." are fast losing credibility. Details here.