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    The lack of coverage of this has been astounding, and is yet another part of the outrage. The United States - beacon of liberty and freedom, ant the self-declared protector of morality in the world, is intentionally and willfully engaging in the torture of other human beings, some of whom may be innocent and were merely swept up in the chaos of war.

    Make no mistake, our children and grandchildren will be talking about this and asking us "why?" Why was nothing done? What did you do about it? This episode of our history will make the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II look like a an after school detention in comparison. We will look back with great, great shame.

    Torturing other individuals, for any reason, is morally repugnant and completely unacceptable. I don't care who they are and what they did. When you become what you despise, the transition is complete - you have slid into the morass of evil.

    No issue right now, neither the voting issue nor other aspects of the war, make me more ashamed to be an American than what we are doing at Guantanamo in the supposed name of self-defense.

    How long will the media and my fellow countrymen continue to simple overlook this?

    We are no better than the Germans who stood idly by ignoring the concentration camp at the edge of town.

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