Gitmo No Mo'

Friday, November 21, 2008

Five prisoners were released from Guantanamo yesterday, and Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison. Daphne Eviatar, legal correspondent for the Washington Independent, looks at the future of detention policy when it comes to terror suspects.


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Comments [5]

michaelw from INWOOD

Obama's pledges are meaningless.

Just another politician.

I pledge to be out of Iraq in 16 months.


Nov. 21 2008 11:02 AM
Richard Williams from Larchmont, NY

It will be interesting to see the management skills used in the new administration. As long as a fresh approach is used to solve this country's problems, the sooner everything levels out.

Nov. 21 2008 10:30 AM
O from Forest Hills


in the US Supreme Court decision Chavez v. Martinez from 2003, you can be tortured legally the S.C. ruled as long as it is not used against you in a criminal trial

Nov. 21 2008 10:23 AM
ashley from montclair, nj

Your guest just commented on how people confessed under torture which is inadmissible within US courts. I'm wondering if you can elaborate on whether US officials can be held accountable (taken to trial) for allowing such practices.

Nov. 21 2008 10:21 AM

Closing Gitmo? light at the end of the tunnel...!

who woulda thunk it? amid the terrifying financial news, I have to admit that we're starting to get some things right.

I never hoped during the presidential campaign, despite volunteering. But now I feel a little optimistic despite what's happening to the markets... it's like coming out of a coma of cynicism engendered by the last - literally - 16, no, 28 years of poor white house leadership. (I give Bubba credit for a few things... but not a ringing endorsement, and I'm uneasy about having so many Clinton folk back... Holder? The Marc Rich pardon guy? What's THAT all about?)

Nov. 21 2008 10:05 AM

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