Monday, June 11, 2007

Close Guantanamo Now says Powell

From Sydney Morning Herald:

Guantanamo should close now: Powell
June 12, 2007

WASHINGTON: America's high security prison at Guantanamo Bay should be closed immediately and the military commissions scrapped, because they were harming the reputation of the US justice system, George Bush's former secretary of state has said.

Speaking on MSNBC's Meet the Press program on Sunday, Colin Powell said it was time to move all inmates from the military prison in Cuba into the US justice system.

"We have shaken the belief the world had in the American justice system by keeping a place like Guantanamo open," Mr Powell said. " It's caused far more damage than anything we get from it."

Right on, General Powell.


Guantanamo photo: Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002

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