Generals to Dick & Liz: Stop Scaring People!

Josh Gerstein at Politico: About a dozen retired generals and admirals, trying to add momentum to President Barack Obama’s effort to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, are accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz of scaremongering about the dangers of closing it. “It’s up to...

Ireland’s Newest Citizens

As reported today, Pres. Obama has freed three more Guantanamo detainees. One is headed for Yemen; the other two are going to Ireland: There are more than 220 detainees remaining at the prison. In the last couple months, the White House has made it increasingly clear that the President will not make his...

More on Obama’s Post-Acquittal Indefinite Detention Plans

Today, Glenn Greenwald weighs in on the Obama administration’s newly revealed plans to continue holding Guantanamo detainees indefinitely even in the cases of detainees who may be acquitted: Spencer Ackerman yesterday attended a Senate hearing at which the DOD’s General Counsel, Jeh Johnson,...

Obama Official Claims Post-Acquittal Right to Detain

I suppose I have to get used to maintaining a nothing-surprises-me attitude toward the Obama administration when it comes to anything related to civil liberties or human rights — just as I had to during the previous administration. Spencer Ackerman has the latest example of that truth: Defense...

Obama Preparing Executive Order to Allow Preventive Detention

Or maybe not. The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, is drafting an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials...

Matthew Alexander: Torture Has Cost Us American Lives

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth at least a hundred thousand: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfYov5o5_2s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Via The Huffington...

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