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Accountability! {Oh, not here in the states}


By jimstaro - Posted on 17 November 2010

See we don't do that, certainly not for terror waged with death and destruction as well as now the World knowing we torture and hold others with no trials and miles from their Countries and Families!! Our society is geared to who's buying those we hire as we fear that word 'accountability', would mean the death of political opportunity for those hired reps to work for the wealthy and corporations while we whine about getting hand searched at airports {while our soldiers are getting killed and maimed, we also don't do 'sacrifice' even for the veterans}, seems many now are still seeking retaliation!

Accountability for Torture (in Britain)

November 16, 2010 - The contrast could not be more distressing.

The British government has decided to pay former detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, tens of millions of dollars in compensation and conduct an independent investigation into its role in the mistreatment of prisoners.

The United States still operates the Guantánamo camp, with no end in sight. None of the truly dangerous terrorists there have been brought to justice, while many prisoners are still held who never should have been. The government not only refuses to come clean on this ignoble history, but it is covering up the Bush administration’s abuses by denying victims a day in court. {read rest}

The United States still operates the Guantánamo camp, with no end in sight. None of the truly dangerous terrorists there have been brought to justice, while many prisoners are still held who never should have been.

Who's the writer of the article to pretend to be able to have absolute knowledge about the detainees, what makes the writer so certain about there being any "truly dangerous terrorists" detained at Guantanamo Bay prison at all, what's his proof, or have Americans ceased to support "innocent until [proven] guilty"? Sounds, to me, like the writer suffers from the latter and that he's parroting the government, just like very many so-called "leftists" often do with government claims related to these wars, refusing to critically question every claim. An example are all of the American parrots about US government and military claims regarding civil and sectarian war in Iraq. There wasn't any real war of this kind there, but it didn't stop American "lefists" from stupidly, blindly, unquestioningly parroting the government's claims.

There definitely and provably, inarguably are truly dangerous terrorists at Guantanamo Bay prison, but these ones are not among the detainees.

Oh, I just realized that the article is from the NYT, so "no wonder" it contains bullshit.

The government not only refuses to come clean on this ignoble history, but it is covering up the Bush administration’s abuses by denying victims a day in court.

So, tell readers things they don't already know. Everyone already knows the above, so it's unnecessary rant. Far more important is the subject of what's being done in the UK.

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