Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Evil of Detaining People in Guantanamo

Guantanamo full of "small fry" per this report.

"Most of the 558 people named in a Pentagon list of inmates at the US base in Guantanamo, Cuba, are small fry, figures of little value in the international "war on terror", experts said on Thursday. The names released on Thursday by the US defence department did not include a single senior figure from al-Qaeda or other Islamic extremist groups, nor from Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime, experts stressed."

This report was released last month, before we were told that 100+ people were to be released from Guantanamo. So, we have a bunch of people rounded up, sometimes because some Afghani person turned them over for a monetary reward and no other reason, who are not part of al Qaeda at all or were "small fry". We have ditched our American laws, all international laws, and any claims to being moral people, in order to torture and detain without arrest or trial or evidence, a bunch of people who are either innocents or small time criminals.

What have we become?


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