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Let’s Stop Apologizing for Music Torture at Gitmo

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Kitchen Sink, Music, National Security, News, Torture

So, a pretentious group of musicians is upset that their music is being used to torment America’s most dangerous enemies? And now they want the U.S. government to release an official song list? I can’t imagine that such a document actually exists. Are we supposed to believe that CIA and Pentagon interrogators around the world […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Generals, Admirals Call Cheneys Scaremongers For Terrorism Claims

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Guantanamo Bay, Military, The War On Terrorism

If you didn’t believe me before about Guantanamo and why it was a remarkably dumb idea, will you believe these guys? From Politico: “It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Who’s Lying About Indefinite Detention Story?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Law, Media, The War On Terrorism

A bombshell story broke today about the Obama administration drafting an executive order that could be used to hold terrorism suspects indefinitely. First, here’s the story… Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

21 Year Old Guantanamo Detainee Released After 7 Years

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay

That’s right. We locked him up when he was 14 years old. End result? No evidence could be found that he was an enemy combatant. More from BBC: After Mr Gharani was arrested at a mosque, his lawyer said he was accused by the US of being a member of al-Qaeda in 1998, when he […]

June 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Interrorgation

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Guantanamo Bay, Political Graffiti, Terrorism, Torture

npr link to music torture… Tweet

May 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

ANP Report (VIDEO): Sen. Lindsey Graham Debates Himself on Detainee Torture

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Civil Liberties, Congress, Guantanamo Bay, News, Politics, South Carolina, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, War

2008 Senator Lindsey Graham seems to disagree with 2009 Lindsey Graham. This is Mike Fritz and David Murdock from ANP. Senator Lindsey Graham was a passionate critic of the Bush Justice attorneys during this past summer’s Armed Services Committee hearings on interrogation. Lately, however, Graham seems to have had second thoughts on the matter. At […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

No Case Files Exist For Guantanamo Detainees?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Bush, Guantanamo Bay, Law

Just when I didn’t think I could be shocked by the previous administration’s decisions… From Wash Post: President Obama’s plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and national security officials — […]

January 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Classy thank you notes versus ungrateful Gitmo ingrates

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay

New Red Sox outfielder Rocco Baldelli, who left the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a free agent after battling chronic injuries, just took out a newspaper ad in the St. Petersburg Times thanking the fans for their warmth and support. C-L-A-S-S-Y. Regardless of whether his mother reminded him to send a thank you note or […]

January 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Orders Guantanamo To Close After One Year

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Guantanamo Bay, Law, Torture, Transparency

Also, the words “we don’t torture” will finally be true. From NY Times: The orders, which are the first steps in undoing detention policies of former President George W. Bush, rewrite American rules for the detention of terrorism suspects. They require an immediate review of the 245 detainees still held at the naval base in […]

January 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Obama Suspends Gitmo Prosecutions

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Guantanamo Bay, Law, Military

As promised, this is one of the first orders of business. And given that we eventually freed the majority of those we kidnapped and held indefinitely without access to legal counsel, this move is yet another signal that America is starting a new chapter. From AP: The U.S. moved Tuesday to halt the Guantanamo Bay […]

January 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »