Guantanamo

There are about 435 prisoners from about 40 countries at Guantanamo, according to the Pentagon. Military tribunals have concluded that about one-quarter of the prisoners are not a security risk, or are otherwise eligible for release or transfer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/16/AR2006101601339.html

Many of them say they are farmers or shopkeepers or herdsmen. Others say they were charitable people who traveled to Afghanistan to help those oppressed by the Taliban government. Still others admit they were training with weapons to fight alongside the Taliban but insist they never thought ill of the United States and certainly would not have attacked U.S. soldiers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/04/AR2006030401183.html

Many soldiers at Guantanamo are convinced all the detainees are dangerous men and don’t think twice about whether they deserve to be locked up.

“The reason the detainees are here is they are a threat to the American way of life,” said Army Capt. Dan Byer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101700727.html

But Marine Lt. Col. Colby Vokey wrote in his request for an investigation that “physical and mental abuse of detainees by the guard force at Guantanamo Bay appears to be a regular and common occurence.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101700727.html

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