The Human Thing

The Human Thing

Abby Zimet

With at least 100 of 166 men long detained but never charged with any crime now on hunger strike, many being force-fed, and the outcry from international human rights officials growing ever louder, the former Chief Prosecutor for terrorism trials there has begun a petition demanding the "folly" that is Guantanamo Bay be closed. Morris Davis and others explain why and how it's time to hold Obama to his promise.

"If any other country were treating prisoners the way we are treating those in Guantanamo we would roundly and rightly criticize that country. We can never retake the legal and moral high ground when we claim the right to do unto others that which we would vehemently condemn if done to one of us."



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