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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Going After Gitmo

The pressure is building for the newly Democratic Congress to take a long, hard, look at the Guantanamo Bay prison. A blogger over at Daily Kos spells out all of the reasons why.

Will This Outrageous Outlawry Never Be Stamped Out?

On a dark, dark day five years ago tomorrow the Bush Regime locked up the first 20 hooded, shackled prisoners at Camp X Ray near Guantánamo Bay. Soon, there would be several hundred more. It was a cheeky move set on the shakiest of legalistic pillars. The men incarcerated there – several of them teenagers, one of them 10 years old – were said by U.S. officials not to be prisoners of war, but rather [...]

And, Mr. Murtha has some plans -

Murtha takes aim at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo.

“Now that he is back in power, [Rep. John] Murtha (D-PA) wants to make sure Abu Ghraib prison is shut down, and he is sending his staff to inspect conditions at Guantanamo in Cuba.” Referring to the upcoming military supplemental legislation, Murtha said, “I will try to shut it [Abu Ghraib] down in this bill.” [...]

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