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Stephen Colbert Signs Letter to Close Gitmo Now

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:28pm

Last week, a coalition of musicians filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to find out if their music had been used during the interrogation of detainees in U.S. custody. Last night, Rosanne Cash, one of the musicians who filed the request, appeared on The Colbert Report to go head-to-head with Stephen Colbert on the use of “torture music” at Guantánamo.

Cash held her ground with the wily Colbert, stating, “Using music, a creative art, for the exact opposite purpose, to use it as a weapon to hurt someone, it’s wrong. There is no gray area, it’s wrong.”  She even convinced Colbert to sign a letter agreeing with Gen. Colin Powell that Guantánamo “should be closed this afternoon.”

To join Rosanne Cash and Stephen Colbert and to learn more about the coalition of musicians who have joined the new National Campaign to Close Guantánamo, head on over to www.closegitmonow.org.

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