Six Years Of Shame: Close Guantanamo Now

News Corpse is wearing orange today to mark the sad persistence of the stain on American justice and morality that is Guantanamo Bay. This detention facility is an unprecedented departure from the Constitutional principles upon which our nation was founded. Six years is too long to tolerate this unlawful, unproductive and unethical policy.

The ACLU has initiated a campaign to remind all Americans what it means to be American. They are asking everyone to wear orange today and to help educate their family, friends, and others about this issue. I am asking that everyone contact local and national media today (and for as many more days as it takes) and advise them that we will not sit back any longer and pretend that we’re not responsible for the atrocities being done in our name. Read the fact sheet below and go to the Close Guantanamo web site for more information and opportunities to take action.


3 thoughts on “Six Years Of Shame: Close Guantanamo Now

  1. The one thing I think you at the ACLU are forgetting is only five of the detainees may have any right there. Of the 770 or so detainees there, none of them are U.S. Citizens and there fore do not have the same rights as the rest of us do. They do not have the right to a speedy trail. They do not have the right to remain silent. They do not have a right to a trail by jury. Also before going off and raving about how they are being treated so poorly you may want to do more research and see how they would have been treated in their homeland. Yes, you have your right to say your opinion and I have the same right to say mine as I have here to say mine. But do the research on the topic and post the facts and if you say these detainee have these right show your proof in writing that says this.

    • You are just plain wrong about the rights you enumerate. There is no provision in the Constitution that says its terms apply only to citizens. You want proof in writing? Read the Constitution. Then, for your further edification, read the texts of the Geneva Conventions

      As for the treatment of prisoners, are you suggesting that the U.S. should set its standards by those of other abusive regimes? I believe that we should live by a higher set of principles that we set for ourselves.

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