Today's announcement is just a bit disconcerting as the Obama administration has for the first time released a Gitmo detainee to a country where the detainee fears he will be prosecuted or otherwise harmed....this is particularly ironic because there are men at Guantanamo who do not fear being returned to Algeria (one happens to be my client) but instead of releasing someone like my client the administration chose to send back a man with legitimate fears of being prosecuted.
The book is out now. It is a sobering read on the plight of those men and women that we have unlawfully detained and imprisoned without trial for years by the Bush era war criminals. Peter also recounts our meeting at Guantanamo and follows some of the developments in Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's case. This is a must read.
If you have not read Ron's book then you do not have the whole story about what I have been doing to try to get my clients out ofGuantanamo. Ron kept up with my activities and even followed me around on occasion to get the full story... then he weaved my story in with the stories of other individuals who are concerned with the direction of the United States. I recommend the book to all of you out there who also care about the direction that the US has gone these past eight years and want to work to change things.