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  •  A petition to close Guantanamo (4+ / 0-)

    has received about 123,000 signatures in two days: President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay.  It was launched by a former prosecutor at Guantanamo, who says:

    I personally charged Osama Bin Laden’s driver Salim Hamdan, Australian anathema David Hicks, and Canadian teen Omar Khadr.  All three were convicted … and then they were released from Guantanamo.  More than 160 men who have never been charged with any offense, much less convicted of a war crime, remain at Guantanamo with no end in sight.  There is something fundamentally wrong with a system where not being charged with a war crime keeps you locked away indefinitely and a war crime conviction is your ticket home.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Fri May 03, 2013 at 07:00:36 AM PDT

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