Friday, July 26, 2013

Two being released to Algeria....

Keeping with our government's transparency they have apparently not told the counsel for the men so we do not know which two of the seven Algerian men are going home. My client is one of the seven and as I am so fond of quoting Studs Terkel's favorite line "hope dies last".... I will hope- but I am not optimistic.

Statement by the Press Secretary on Guantanamo Bay

As the President has said, the United States remains determined to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.  In support of those efforts, today the Department of Defense certified to Congress its intent to repatriate an additional two detainees to Algeria.  We are taking this step in consultation with the Congress, and in a responsible manner that protects our national security.

We continue to call on Congress to join us in supporting these efforts by lifting the current restrictions that significantly limit our ability to transfer detainees out of Guantanamo, even those who have been approved for transfer.


Liberata said...

I attended the senate hearing on Guantanamo last Wednesday, July 24. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) --one of two Congressmen invited to speak-- made the following edifying statements:

"There are no human rights violations occurring at Guantanamo Bay."

The hunger strike currently in progress is "a political stunt orchestrated or encouraged at least in part by counsel for the detainees."

There is "no question of the constitutionality of Guantanamo."

Now I know what's wrong with Kansas!

H. Candace Gorman said...

...and most of the rest of this country!