It’s amazing what can seem obvious if you indulge in a little reflection after the damage is done.
Perhaps more to the point, Lietzau has advice to the current President on how to get out of this shameful crime of our own making:
Quite evidently, the Prez doesn’t dare speak that truth. And so, innocent men languish in our gulag and force feeding goes on.
Novelist John Grisham tells the story of one of the fans of his novels, a Arab raised in France, who is incarcerated at Guantanamo in today’s Times.
If you are curious how many days, minutes, and seconds it has been since President Obama’s most recent promise to close the prison, just click on the GTMOCLOCK that relentlessly counts down our shame.
H/t Freeway Blogger for the perennially appropriate graphic and to The Guantanamo Blog for the Lietzau article.