April 11th, 2008

moon

The Truth About Guantanamo

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/us/11gitmo.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=Glaberson&st=nyt&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

This is the story of a Sudanese man that we have detained who points out American hypocrisy and plans to boycott his own trial in protest. He is correct in his assessment, and yet the judge and government representatives dismiss him as "unstable," as "very distressed, frantic almost." The Government lawyer wants him evaluated "before he makes any statements," i.e., before he is permitted to speak. Perhaps he will say something that rings so true that everyone around will have to admit it.

This one is worth a careful read. Here is an intelligent man whose mind is still free, in spite of American efforts to brainwash him. Perhaps he can help us all become aware of the ways in which we are brainwashed.

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