Friday, May 19, 2006

SHUT IT DOWN.

U.N. Urges Closure of Guantanamo Detention Facility

"A U.N. anti-torture panel issued a rebuke of Bush administration counter-terrorism policies today, calling for the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba and a halt to the transfer of suspected terrorists to countries where they may face torture.

The committee, charged with monitoring the 1984 Convention Against Torture which the United States has ratified, also charged that the imprisonment of suspects in secret detention facilities constitutes a clear violation of the 1984 treaty.

The 11-page report marked the culmination of the most exhaustive international public review of U.S. anti-terror tactics since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and the Pentagon."

Oh, and this little tidbit: "Snow said President Bush has "expressed his preference that, in fact, we at some point be able to close down Guantanamo," adding that "obviously, the Guantanamo issue is a sensitive issue for people.""

You think? Out of curiosity, why is it that we're not able to shut it down NOW, per the President's "preference?" Could it be because, at Guantanamo, they're in legal limbo, and if they were brought to American soil we'd actually have to (god forbid) charge them with something?

More later (I mean it this time).

2 Comments:

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Sodium Pentothal said...

Club Gitmo is a nice place to live. They're treated better than our prisoners here. So yea, I agree - shut it down and move them to a secret location. Better to torture for information, my dear.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Noisette said...

Uh-huh. I'll be sure to let the enemy know that when you're captured and you rely on the Geneva Conventions to save you.

 

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