They are inmates, yes, but everyone deserves to be treated humanely. I obviously think, like most people, that Guantanamo should have been shut down a long time ago. It’s a continual failure of the Obama administration, and something that he often promised on the campaign trail.
Why do we continue to quietly push aside the issue of Guantanamo. Regardless of the guilt or innocence of its inhabitants, they deserve a fair trial as well as humane treatment. This has gotten out of hand.
I cannot vouch for the complete accuracy of this piece but it deserves to be read. Please take the time to do so:
By Doug Turner
That article posted above is a crazy story! Its incredibly moving. However, I do not know if I would believe what someone is writing out of Guantanamo. Call me hypocritical in this sense, but I do not believe you end up there by chance. Regarding that mans story, he says he is completely innocent. I doubt that. However, I do believe everyone has a right to a trial. His guilt should be proven. He should not just be detained there with no trial forever. We the American people deserve to know exactly who is there, why they are there, and see them tried in a court of law. Whether that be civilian court or a military tribunal. There guilt should be proven not assumed.
This article shines a very unrealistic light on Guantanamo inmates. They do not end up there on accident, as @twocents said. Each of these individuals is a threat to national security. While they do deserve basic rights, a trial is a privilege awarded to US citizens, and not necessarily enemy combatants.
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