Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sabotaging the plan to close gitmo

We need everyone to raise a stink about this. The senate is now seeking to put provisions into the budget that no detainee from Guantanamo can come to US soil. This of course means that Guantanamo cannot be closed. The European community has made it clear that they will help us if we take the first steps.... we must take some of the men and they will help by taking others. Without their help we cannot close Guantanamo. This is clearly a plan by the Bush enablers... but unfortunately we have too many spineless democrats too.
Call, Email and Raise Hell.


sbonifas said...

I have just read the Article in Sunday's Chicago Tribune regarding Candice Gorman and her efforts to assist detainees at Guantanamo. I admire the work she has been doing. Like most people, I have been vaguely aware of what has been going on there, but this article was enlightening. I would appreciate any ideas as to what I can do to help. Nothing is more abhorant than the perpetration of such injustice by our government and in our name.

H. Candace Gorman said...

Thank you for wanting to stand up for our constitution.
The best thing all of us can do is make our voices heard... that is what a democracy is supposed to be about. I am making my voice heard... now you do the same. All of you.
Watch how your elected officials are voting.. or threatening to vote... and make them hear your voice.
They don't always listen but if we are going to have a representative government (the jury is still out on that one) you must voice your concerns.
I did not get involved in this litigation because I wanted public approval. I got involved because I knew it was not right to hold men indefinitely without charge.
I am a strong believer in our constitution. That is why I became a lawyer.