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Friday, June 24, 2005

Ball and Cheney

As Arun said, this whole bullshit spewing by the VP and others in the Bush administration about us treating the prisoners at Guantanomo like royalty needs to stop.

From the Inter Press service, via Common Dreams:

UN Experts Cite Credible Reports of Torture at Guantánamo

The request to be allowed to visit was based on "information from reliable sources of serious allegations of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees, arbitrary detention, violations of their right to health and their due process rights," said the U.N. specialists.

Despite the lack of cooperation from U.S. authorities, the investigators said they would carry out a joint investigation into "all issues around Guantánamo Bay detention facilities," by studying reports and evidence from credible sources, including declassified U.S. documents.



This is problematic for so many reasons. And the adminsitration is purposefully deceiving people into thinking that the detainees have room service and a fucking masseuse at their beckoning call. That's not how it works. Americans need to wake up and smell the lies. It smells like a growing insurgency...

2 Comments:

  • The comment below could apply to you too, bud.

    Thx and glhf.

    By Anonymous Rapt in anticipation, at Saturday, 25 June, 2005  

  • Well, I don't think so. Sean has cited an article on a UN report and given the quote in my previous post (which Sean points to) about what Cheney said, I think it is backed up fine.

    The only point Sean is trying to make here is that Cheney is lying about the treatment of Gitmo detainees. Given Cheney's statement coupled with the expert opinion (UN) I think he makes it.

    I, however, definitely need to heed philip's comment, and I will.

    Thanks for the comment, Rapt.

    PS. what does "glhf" mean?

    By Blogger Arun, at Saturday, 25 June, 2005  

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