The New York Times and other news organizations recently released over seven-hundred classified documents concerning detainees within military prison Guantánamo Bay. This puts a face on those who have no other representation.
The decision to try the five potential masterminds behind the 9/11 attacks has left officials and party members divided. But aside from bringing much needed closure, this could be our chance to uphold America’s justice system.
As the next stage of the Obama presidency begins to kick into high gear, with many of his promises slowly becoming realities, the final remnants of the Bush administration’s war on terror are slowly exiting the Oval Office.
Last Thursday, Obama spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. about America’s current visage regarding the moral authority surrounding our war on terror and use of torture, and the United States’ Guantanamo Bay detention camp, located in neighboring Cuba, was at the center of the discussion.