Thursday, February 16, 2006

A National Disgrace

Reuters is reporting that the UN has issued a report that condemns the U.S. for torturing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and calls on us to close the prison.

Close the prison.

This is a national disgrace.

The country I lived in six years ago would not condone such activities.

The country I live in today bears little resemblance to the country that was founded on the recognition of the "inalienable rights" of humanity.

1 comment:

Jeff the Baptist said...

While it is great to say that the US should take the high road and release the prisoners, past experience has shown that those prisoners are not innocents. They are very likely to go home, take up arms, and start fighting where they left off. Several releasees have done so and been recaptured. Until there is a solution for that, just shipping them home doesn't seem like a good idea.

That said, they deserve to be held in humane conditions. I also don't see the point of interrogating them further when any intelligence they have is probably so old as to be unactionable.