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Yes, there are dangerous men at Guantanamo, but the Bush Administration's very tactics have ensured that those men can never face trial in U.S. courts.  They have been illegally detained, and they have been tortured.  Evidence gathered through such means is inadmissible in court.  Their attempted end-run around the justice system has virtually ensured that the very people who do pose the greatest threat will go free.

You make it sound like you honestly expected justice, or even punishment of the guilty t obe on the agenda. Yet the enthusiasm to do this;-

men (and boys) who present no such danger have been illegally detained and tortured alongside of them.  The Guantanamo detainees include innocent people, turned over to the United States in exchange for a bounty on the head of any foreigner in Afghanistan, and they include men (and boys) who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or who held land that someone else coveted, and so on, and so on.

demonstrates seomthing else that I have said before. The Bush administration were not interested in justice, they were not interested in guilt or innocence. Indeed they actively sought the demonstrably innocent to show that they were willing to hurt anybody, anytime for any reason whatsoever and that there was nothing absolutely anybody, any country, any institution could do to stop them.

It was about power. Absolute power. They had it and wanted to show everybody they would use it. Mess with us and we'll destroy you. Your family, your home, your lands and all those of your neighbours and friends.

The US Govt as Godfather IV

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 08:27:54 AM EST

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