Sunday, January 10, 2016

fifteen years of lawlessness

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the fifteenth year of Guantanamo. It also marks the eleventh year of my representation of Guantanamo detainees- pro bono. I began my representation because I believed in the rule of law. I believed that zealous legal representation would mean something in this country of mine. I was wrong. My remaining client will start his fifteen year in just a few months. Guantanamo has been a failure of leadership, a failure of  the rule of law and a failure of democratic principles.

Carol Rosenberg reports on what my government called "the worst of the worst."  Of those first 20 of the so-called "worst"  14 were long ago released and 4 of the 6 remaining have been "cleared" for release..