What's really terrorizing the US government (i.e. the real CIA) is that if Gitmo is shut down, that journalists might gain more access to information about what really went on down there, and a hideous pattern might emerge. So, we continue to hear mutterings about the "danger" of releasing "terrorists," and schemes to keep the abductees, against whom we have yet to hear one solid charge, isolated from the world. The very fact that we can contain "enemy combatants" in such a small facility should serve as an indication that this "war" could have been waged by a combination of (real) intelligence-gathering and police action. But as readers of this site know, stopping terrorism was never the goal:
January 26, 2009 (LPAC)-- As the Obama Administration is expected to reorient U.S. policy in Southwest Asia towards friendly diplomacy, especially with Iran, and as the Iraqi government has decided to force the 3,500 armed members of the Iranian Mujahideen-e-Khalq Organization's (MKO, also known as MEK) out from Camp Ashraf in eastern Iraq (where they have been under Bush-Cheney Administration's protection until recently), the EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels today is expected to clear the MKO from the EU list of terrorist groups, giving them full freedom to recruit and raise funds for subversive activities in Europe.
Last summer, the British Supreme Court ruled in favor of removing the MKO from the British government's list of terrorist organizations. Subsequently an order was issued by both houses of the British Parliament to remove the organization from the British blacklist.
from British Lay Land-Mines in Southwest Asia for Obama
Excuse me - I feel nauseous.