For all of you who still do not seem to understand what I am actually getting at, namely that the U.S. is shooting herself in the foot, may I suggest to go here <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1771000/1771687.stm
</a> for some informative reading.
BTW it is my understanding that the reports of the Red Cross will remain confidential.
Whilst I can understand the passion with which people - and not exclusively U.S. citizens - view the situation and form (and express) their opinions, I am maintaining that what is happening in Camp-X is counter-productive to the cause, inasmuch that the U.S. is going to alianate herself from a large part of the free world. Now you tell me if that, as far as solving this huge problem, is a positive thing to happen.BRussell
, if you can't see what might, just might be objectionable, then I cannot argue my case with you any further.
[quote]Having said, that, they have perfectly adequate food and shelter given to them. Also, our interrogation methods do not include physical or psychological torture. We show a LOT of grace towards these animals.<hr></blockquote>Hmmm... That is open to interpretation, and you can already see how the world outside the U.S. is interpreting. And do not be surprised if the reaction is going to get stronger by the day. You can now, of course, say, to hell with the rest of the world, but remember that a lot of Americans after Sep. 11th asked, "Why does everyone hate us so?"
The foes of the U.S. will grab this chance and fan the flames of hate even further.
It is not even that the prisoners, provided they are all guilty of what they have not been charged with yet, are being touched by it all. You can bet that they relish their moment of glory. We are not dealing with ordinary prisoners here but with fanatics. So from that aspect too the treatment of them is counter-productive.
I am trying to be the Devil's Advocate here, but my personal opinion also is, that what is happening in Cuba is counter-productive.