Thursday, February 16, 2006

U.N. Disapproves of Guantanamo Bay Prison

From The United Nations has called for the United States to close down the prisoner of war camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The U.S. rejects the U.N. assessment that the prisoners at Guatanamo are being held wihtout cause. Most of the approximately 500 prisoners were captured when the United States ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan following the attacks on the United States September 11, 2001. The accusations from the U.N. include that prisoners were force-fed when they mounted a hunger strike. They have been put in isolation and at times deprived of light. The U.N. says this is torture. The U.N. seems very concerned for the well-being of terrorists and enemy combatants of the United States. However ... The U.N. human rights officials have not visited the prison and have declined offers to visit the prison. The Red Cross has had full access to the prison since it has been opened. I wonder ... Has the U.N. been as concerned for the treatment of Jill Carroll? Or of the 300 plus hostages taken by terrorists? Will they reprimand the terrorists for their actions against these innocent civilians?

The word “torture” is no longer a word used to describe treatment of a prisoner. It is now a word used as a weapon against the United States and its efforts to fight Islamic radicals.

~ Neal Boortz, TORTURE AT GITMO?