Commentary: Stop Guantanamo Secrecy
The House of Representatives can cut the purse strings, but any other
strings they attach to the Iraq war can be vetoed by the President, and
his third-choice general can play, like pawns, fresh surges of troops
across Baghdad, until their arms or legs or faces are blown off, and they
are returned home to Walter Reed.
The perhaps swollen face of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is pictured on page
148 of the 9-11 Commission Report. As a Guantanamo detainee, his trial
will stand in virtual secrecy before a three-judge military panel,
without a defense lawyer and without reporters.
Members of Congress who vote to pay, with borrowed money, for George Bush
wars which are based on Guantanamo secrecy, should have their names
plastered all over the Internet every time they do it.
- Jean G. Braun