A number of you have emailed me to ask why I am not writing as much about Guantanamo these past weeks. I think this article by Gitmo attorney Cori Crider describes best the state of mind of many of us:
But what else is going on? For many of us if feels like 2006 all over again with the release of this little fantasy piece by the republicans:
Back in 2006 I wrote about these statistics for HuffingtonPost:
Later we learned that some of the numbers of the so called "recidivists" (it of course begs the question to ask how can you return to the battlefield if you were never at a battlefield to begin with....but I digress) were on the list because after leaving Guantanamo they dared to speak out against the gulag...
So yes, this is so very depressing by don't think just because I am taking a little time to regroup that I am giving up.
So I leave you with one last story- a story about the guy who wrote the book....yes, the book- on the Guantanamo detainees: Andy Worthington. check out this article by Jason Leopold: