Thursday, January 22, 2009

An American Horror, An American Hero.

This Human Rights Watch report details how he US has killed just about 100 detainees in custody in the "War on Terror." Even under the liberal standards of the Bush administration, if a man is tortured to death, it's torture.

How bad has it been? Glen Greenwald writes today about how a prosecutor at Guantanamo (and a bronze star receipient) was so disgusted by the nonexistent case against his teenage detainee (sample detail--after "brutal and continuous abuse" the kid signed a confession in a language he didn't speak)that he first demanded that the kid be released, and then resigned in protest.

Pres. Obama, according to the New York Times, will sign an executive order today closing Guatanamo cites and secret CIA Prisons. It's a start.

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