Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Case Closed

Is there anyone out there who thinks that maybe, just maybe the law passed last year that purports to remove the right of habeus corpus--indeed, all normal legal rights--from prisoners at Guantanamo could be reasonable? If so, here's a complete answer:

"An Army officer who investigated possible abuse at Guantanamo Bay after some guards purportedly bragged about beating detainees found no evidence they mistreated the prisoners — although he did not interview any of the alleged victims, the U.S. military said Wednesday."

Case closed.

(If you're wondering where the reported bragging came from, it was a Marine sergeant who heard the the guards in a bar on the Guantanamo base. A civilian also reported a similar conversation between a female guard and a male guard. So what happened? The woman guard was spoken to about her "fictitious" account. And never did they bother to speak to any of the men who were, or at least would have been victims.)

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