Guantánamo: Obama’s deadline for closure missed
“Waterboarding is an enhanced interrogation technique; it’s not torture”. These are the words of Republican Scott Brown, who last night was elected by the voters of Massachusetts to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Unless we push back in a big way, his election could swing the pendulum back in favor of Bush-era ideals and flawed torture tactics in Congress.
This Friday marks exactly one year since President Obama first answered our calls to stand up to the Bush administration’s misguided policies and trumped-up counter-terrorism techniques, and the Obama administration will not meet its original deadline for closing Guantanamo…
- USA: Still failing human rights in the name of global ‘war’ (Amnesty International, 20 – I – 2010)
- Counterterrorism and Human Rights: A Report Card on President Obama’s First Year (Human Rights Watch, 14 – I – 2010)
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