Tag Archives: Guantanamo Bay

I'd like to close Guantanamo

BEFORE: “I’d like to close Guantanamo.” – George W. Bush, June 2006 “The President has said, and I fully agree, we would like nothing better than to close Guantanamo.” – Condi Rice, October 2007 NOW: “We’ve long said [Guantanamo] won’t be closed before the end of the president’s term.” – White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, […]

Our rogue nation

A new book by Jane Mayer makes it abundantly clear the US government has been engaged in torture. The book, “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals,” cites International Red Cross reports on the America’s treatment of prisoners. Here are some excerpts from […]

Canada weary of torture-happy U.S.

Canada’s government recently put the U.S. on a watch list of countries where prisoners risk being subject to torture. (h/t Andrew Sullivan) This sort of international reputation can seriously damage our country’s ability to stop the bad guys. What’s the likelihood Canada will let us near one of their prisoners now? The same is true […]