September 16, 2007

Has Anyone Asked...?

Just a quick question to all the U.S. candidates running for the nomination of their respective parties:

Of the formerly 750 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison, more than 420 have been released, and dozens more cleared to be released.

Any idea what would happen if these people had been tortured during their stay? Assuming, of course, waterboarding, stress positions, and BEING LOCKED INSIDE A FUCKING PRISON don't count.

Is anyone (Ben Stein, 2002: "I don't understand why we have any concern about these people at all. I mean, these people are major league scumbag killers.") interested in revising their former opinions of those held at the prison?

Anyone still on about "any means necessary" when questioning people? Or doubling the size of Guantanamo?

Supposing, just supposing here, that some of these innocent people were tortured - and they gave up some information... and that information was acted on. What then?

And where, exactly, does one stop?

Just asking.

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posted by Thursday at 6:14 pm

2 Comments:

Blogger Gazetteer said...

Excellent, most important question.

And what's also important to consider is the fact that the longer folks wait to face this issue square on, the worse things will ultimately be for everyone involved.

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8:54 pm  
Blogger Thursday said...

You've got to think that Mr. Arar, being from a so-called First World Country and having the use of law (after making it back, that is...) is the exception rather than the rule.

I feel tremendous gratitude for the fight he kept up for the truth to come out.

9:39 pm  

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