Eight reasons to close Guantanamo now

In These Times
by Karen J. Greenburg

02/12/07

The first detainees arrived in Guantanamo four months to the day after the 9/11 attacks. From the opening of Camp X-Ray — the first site of imprisonment, notorious for its tin-roofed open-air cages — to the recently completed permanent prison known as Camp 6, critics have called for its closure. Even President Bush has said, ‘I’d like to end Guantanamo. I’d like it to be over with.’ Yet he refuses to close it because, he says, it holds detainees who ‘will murder somebody if they are let out on the street.’ It’s time to look at the powerful reasons to close Guantanamo, both the standard ones enumerated below — and also what may be the most compelling, if unspoken, one of all: Guantanamo must be closed because the United States needs to indicate that it has decided to change course...

//www.inthesetimes.com/article/3024/


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