Cheney’s pawns on Guantanamo

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington

10/05/09

I like to believe that, despite studying Guantanamo for four years, I still have a sense of humor, but last Thursday I lost it, after 258 members of the House of Representatives (including 88 members of President Obama’s own party) voted for an idiotic, paranoid, and unjust motion proposed by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ken.), which was designed to ‘prohibit the transfer of GITMO prisoners, period’ (those were his exact words). Just 163 Representatives voted against the motion, which, as JURIST described it, also supports ‘adding Guantanamo detainees to the federal ‘no fly’ list, and adopting Senate language forbidding the release of photos showing detainee abuse’...

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