Friday, May 22, 2009

Is Abuse Still Goin' Down At Gitmo?

There's been a lot of talk about President Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay amidst allegation of torture from the Bush years. Obama signed an executive order to shut it down in the next year and is facing resistance from the Democrats in Congress over where the detainees will go. While this is an important issue, there's something scarier that hasn't been fully examined.

President Obama has promised that things would change on his watch, but recently I came across this article claiming that prisoners might still be abused at Guatanamo. Also here is the mention of a US soldier who underwent the same treatment in the name of training, with a code word to stop it, and ended up with brain damage because this force refused to stop. Watch below for more on this.

Why isn't the mainstream media calling Obama and company to account for this (yes, I already know the answer on this)? Yet more proof that any change we get in regards to the government only happens when we do everything in our legal power to make sure it happens, regardless of who gets elected. Scary shit indeed.

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