Wednesday, March 11, 2009
On Gitmo Graduates and Manifestos
Furthering the case for the necessity of Gitmo, five detainees held there have released a document in which they boast of their part in planning the 9/11 attacks.
The document is titled "The Islamic Response to the Government's Nine Accusations."
In it, the men refer to their participation in 9/11 as "a badge of honor."
When were they able to compose such a document, you ask? You might wonder how they could write this while held in a prison that its critics insist holds prisoners in solitary confinement or shackled to the floor 24/7. No, no. These guys are allowed communal visits with each other without the presence of lawyers. Plenty of opportunity to draft hate-documents and manifestos.
Couple that with the news that yet another Gitmo graduate is now back at work running with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and you've got to wonder why anyone would question the need for Gitmo in the first place.
It seems more than obvious to me that we need a detention facility such as this one, and one that has now been declared to pass all Geneva requirements and has been declared by the Obama administration to be quite professionally run.