Friday, June 17, 2005

Some More Guantanamo Bits

Pentagon Concerned About Legality of Interrogation Techniques
The interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in 2002 triggered concerns among senior Pentagon officials that they could face criminal prosecution under U.S. anti-torture laws, ABC News has learned... Notes from a series of meetings at the Pentagon in early 2003 — obtained by ABC News — show that Alberto Mora, general counsel of the Navy, warned his superiors that they might be breaking the law.
It doesn't matter: the Bush administration does not care about the law.

Guantanamo inmates can be held 'in perpetuity'
Republican senators called on Wednesday for the rights of foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay prison to be legally defined even as the Bush administration said the inmates could be jailed there "in perpetuity." The prison, currently holding roughly 520 inmates, opened on the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in January 2002 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Many of the detainees have been held for more than three years, and only four have been charged.
That is what the Neocons want to turn America into. The new Soviet Union. The fascist dictatorship of the 21st century. They didn't want to eliminate Saddam Hussein - they wanted to replace him - with something even more terrible. Themselves.

Of course, Cheney and Rumsfeld argue against closing Guantanamo Bay. Why? Halliburton to build new $30 mln Guantanamo jail.

How would you like to be thrown into a foreign prison, without being charged, and kept "in perpetuity" (that means forever), just so a handful of power-elites could help themselves to more wealth and power? Is that the America we want?


windspike said...

Just much does each Git-mo prisoner cost to keep incarcerated? Given the tight security and the exotic location, I would think it is more than the 30K per year spent on ordinary criminals. Is the investment worth the cash outlay?

Jack Mercer said...

What about this now, Shea?

SheaNC said...

Good grief, Jack, of course the military, when investigating itself, will not find anything wrong with itself. Just because they issue a report for public consumption that claims they didn't do anything wrong doesn't mean they didn't. Besides, how many of those detainees are not "terrorists", but innocent citizens swept up and locked away because they fit the profile.