Recently we passed another sad milestone in the history of the Guantánamo prison: As of Sunday, January 31st, President Obama has kept Guantánamo open for longer than President Bush did.
Colffman lacks the "sense of shame about transgressing norms and common decencies" that Podhoretz finds absent in Trump.
Guantánamo offers a stark contrast to how we deal with people believed to have engaged in activities perceived, if not proved, to be against the best interests of the United States.
As for closing Gitmo, doing so will not hamper the U.S. struggle against terrorism for the simple reason that the facility never contributed much if anything to that struggle in the first place.
To Democrats, President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address in front of a national audience was quintessential Obama. But to Republicans, Obama's speech was the "same old, same old."
The petitioning of a court to grant a Writ of Habeas Corpus, frequently coupled with a request for an Evidentiary Hearing and a Motion for a New Trial...
Guantanamo is not only a symbol of the U.S. failure to fully change course, it is also an ongoing human rights tragedy where the United States continues to imprison 104 men indefinitely, most without charge or trial. What can U.S. condemnation of other nations' human rights abuses mean in the face of 14 years indefinite detention in an offshore prison of men not convicted of any crime?
The lives of these prisoners and their families have been impacted beyond measure, and the lack of indictment or evidence pointing to their guilt is a damning testimony that their continued detention is a crime against humanity.
Fourteen years ago, the U.S. government opened Guantánamo Bay detention facility in an effort to create a place beyond the reach of the law and the Constitution -- a place where the absolute prohibition against torture and ill-treatment could be violated with impunity. Today, the consequences of that pernicious move are being felt in every corner of the United States.
Currently 122 detainees remain at Guantanamo. The Obama administration claims that it is attempting to transfer some of them out, while others cleared for release by several federal agencies are allegedly to be set free in the coming months.
Here in Kabul, last week, at the Afghan Peace Volunteer (APV) community home that hosts me, I watched Abdulhai and visiting activist Aaron Hughes work out ways to secure the greenhouse which they had partially assembled that morning.
Here in Kabul, young friends with the Afghan Peace Volunteers look forward to learning more about "The Tea Project" in late December, when Aaron Hughes arrives, an artist, a U.S. military veteran, and a core member of Iraq Veterans Against War.
While so many in the United States were being driven to distraction by the biggest deals of a lifetime on Black Friday, I was in Cuba, taking a pair of scissors to my head as I looked down a mountainside at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay.
When I'm elected president I will open a new wing at Gitmo -- Trump Gitmo -- and it will be terrific. I will bring in the best people to run it, and I already have a short list of the top Grand Inquisitors in the country.
(The original article "Running to the ends of the earth" to which this one is now a diminished sequel can be found here.) This April when I touched d...
As we face a terrorist threat from a new source, now is the time for the American people to remind both President Obama and all the candidates for the next election to reject Guantanamo as an answer. The politicians must not revert to a process that went terribly wrong by again sending terrorists and alleged terrorists to Guantanamo.