Because freedom can't protect itself
Closing Guantanamo is just the start, not the glorious end. There are 130 countries that practice torture. The US supports many of these countries. It will be very hard to end US support of these countries. This is especially true if torture drops from the news when President Obama closes Gitmo.
with this plan to close Guantánamo let us also remind this administration that we will not tolerate an opening of a new secret detection center to replace the old one as a way to get around the legality of what is now happening at the current facility. Closing Guantánamo means also not allowing the program to continue in any shape or form.
In the next week, thousands of earnest souls will go to Fort Benning to protest the School of the Americas ( Whinsec). There is no doubt that torture is taught there and ample evidence has been published on this although its ignored. This is a tremendous shame on our Nation and I hope President Obama will quickly address it.
Perhaps I have not been paying as close attention as I should, but I have not been able to find anything which tells me where the inmates will go after Guantanamo closes. They are sent to their home countries, they will most likely be in worse shape than they are now.
Injustice, in any other name still remains, injustice. Those false messiahs, who preach for equal justice, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, democracy, civil & human rights need to prove to themselves and to the rest of the world, they stand for what they preach for.
Justice has to prevail over internal political consumption & global political monopoly & manipulation.
In hopeless world of tyrants & false messiahs, Obama's election & words rings & represents hope & enlightenment.
For justice to prevail, Obama must deliver, on the platform he is elected for, building a better America & a better world.
President Obama is going to close Guantànamo and we thank him to put it as a priority on his agenda. Gitmo is only but one torture jail camp supported by the U.S. in foreign countries. There is also U.S. training torture camps and the whole industry of making torture machinery and tools. ALL THIS HAS TO STOP AS WELL! Thank you President OBama to put an end to the entire machinery of the U.S. practice of torture by closing all its industry and camps at home and all over the world.
at home and all over the world
Closing Guantanamo is a very high priority, as is refusing to use torture. I join the multitude in endorsing your decision to act swiftly when you take office.
Closing SOA is a high priority as well, and one that I trust you will commit to in the immediate future.
Closing guantanamo is, and has always been, the right decision.
Thank you for posting this and showing results of our efforts to depose Bush!
We need a new paradigm, a peace paradigm -no more wars - no more brutality toward our fellow humans under any circumstances.
After closing GETMO, let`s close ALL our prisons in ALL the counties around the world WHO PRACTICE TORTURE, and ALL the PRIVATE PRISONS IN OUR COUNTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!
President Elect Obama is truly a breath of fresh air.
All of the Sea Islands off the coast of S.C. between Charleston,S.C. and Savannah,Ga. are territories of the federal government and that is why the detainees can be housed in Charleston,S.C. A Mrs. Dunn 1 Mc Teer Dr. St. Helena, S.C. 29920 has all of the law to prove this. She is 80 years old and was kept at the BCDC for 4 years without being charged. Thank you,
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