Guantanamo Action Center

Check out the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Guantanamo Action Center

This article in The Washington Post on suicide attempts in Guantanamo (one individual appears to have been so desperate that he made the attempt while his lawyer was visiting) makes for depressing reading.  Subhanallah.

Blood-thirsty bigots in Washington and in "patriotic" corners of the media will no doubt spin this as a cynical PR ploy by those cunning, fatalistic Moslem fanatics to deceive  the world rather than an example of human beings being pushed beyond reason by inhumane circumstances.    Muslims are always at fault regardless of circumstance, after all. Even when Muslims hurt only themselves, they’re violent and dangerous.

Seeing this done by "your" government makes you sick to be an American. 

Perhaps we need to importing rather than exporting democracy?

(A tip of the topi to Ateqah for both links.)