15 October 2006

More innocent people released from Gitmo

"There's nobody at Guantanamo that's there for no good reason."

    -- Conservative pundit Sean Hannity, on the Fox News show Hannity & Colmes, 02 March 2006

This past Thursday, 17 more prisoners were released from Guantanamo Bay after it was determined that they were falsely accused.

These men spent years in detention, were probably mistreated, and probably had no idea how long they'd be there or if they'd ever have an opportunity to challenge their detention.

At least these guys eventually did have the opportunity to have their cases reviewed. Many others, I fear, might not be so lucky.

And their situation may become even more hopeless now with the passage of the Military Commissions Act.

Our so-called leaders in Washington clearly don't care about justice. They just want power. They want control. They want to look tough. And they want us -- and the world -- to be very, very afraid.

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