29 Sep

Journalist Andy Worthington has a great piece over at LC looking at the way the presidential campaign has all but forgotten about Guantánamo Bay.

The disappointment, therefore, is in Barack Obama’s unwillingness to tackle the administration’s crimes head-on. His team has presumably discovered that neither the plight of prisoners held beyond the law nor the executive’s dictatorial power grab is of paramount importance to voters, but this is lamentable for two reasons: firstly, because Obama clearly both knows and cares about the law, and secondly because it is the Bush administration’s quest for unfettered executive power that has led to almost all the ills that currently plague the United States.

In a two-hour debate on foreign affairs the candidates mentioned Guantánamo once. The issue of torture was only skirted around.

Read on…


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