President Obama has not ruled out potential criminal prosecution of former high-level Bush administration officials if the attorney general establishes that laws were broken in the sanctioning and ordering of water boarding and other forms of torture.
President Obama has signed an Executive Order shuttering the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay within one year.
WASHINGTON — The American people have heard President Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture.
Monday, two military judges separately dismissed all charges against Omar Khadr and Salim Hamdan — the former accused of killing a U.S. solider and the latter, one of Osama bin Laden’s drivers. The two men have been held at the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay for more than five years.
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility is a stain on our reputation as a nation. We are a country governed by the rule of law that respects justice and democracy. By holding over 380 detainees there for more than four years — of which only four have been charged with a […]
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
The U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has the distinction of being the oldest military base not situated on U.S. soil. It is also the only one located in a country with which we do not have an open political relationship.
This week, President Bush signed into law a bill dealing with Guantanamo Bay detainees and other enemy combatants of the U.S. Most troubling, the law allows the Bush Administration to lower the treatment standards for detainees, standards created by the Geneva Conventions nearly 60 years ago. This action poses a […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush on Tuesday signed the law that legalizes the administration’s shameful treatment of detainees suspected of terrorism.
Why does the Bush administration insist on tinkering with the long-established laws on military conduct and treaties of this land?