Friday, January 4, 2019

January 11, 2002

That is the day Guantanamo opened for business with the first detainees. 20 arrived that first day. They were placed in cages.
Now 40 remain. Many sit in solitary confinement. Most have never been charged with a crime.
Why do they remain at Guantanamo? Because the military can.
It is the symbol of the military's strength in this country.
No politician -- not even the fucking president-- has been allowed into the base to talk with any detainee.
No court -- not even the fucking U.S. Supreme Court -- has been allowed access to these men.
And now we celebrate the 18th year of military control.
Go to D.C. ?..If you dare and raise your voice in protest.
Or sit home and watch a fucking football game.