Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Guatanamo Bay

There has been buzz to shut down Guatanamo Bay, the place where the US likes to stick prisoners for shady purposes. I don't see the point of that. I have no doubt that human rights are being violated there. I have no doubt that the Koran is being abused in addition to prisoner abuse. Anyone who thinks otherwise is being naive. The United States is far from the perfect saint Americans seem to think it is. The argument being made is that the existence of such a place gives the terrorist a recruiting tool. That's true, but shutting it down won't help relieve that. Shutting it down would make it more difficult to track human rights abuses. Instead of it happenning mostly in one place, it will happen all over the world. And the final word: sometimes it is necessary to do unpleasant things to protect the general population. With a designated place to carry out those unpleasant things, we can keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't go too far.


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