Thursday, January 29, 2009

And Justice for Some

President Barack Obama’s order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison highlights one of the Bush administration’s few successes - the campaign to undermine America’s belief in the rule of law.

The propaganda effort over Guantanamo detainees continued to the end of the Bush administration. The Pentagon claimed on January 13 that 61 former Guantanamo detainees had “returned to the fight.” On MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Seton Hall Law School Professor Mark Denbeaux challenged the dozens of contradictory Pentagon estimates. Such figures, Denbeaux asserts, are offered without identities or purported terrorist activities to support Pentagon claims, and include several ex-detainees who appeared in a documentary about Guantanamo and others whose lawyer criticized their detentions in print.

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