Monday, February 2, 2009
A Loophole on Prisons
The President's order to close Guantanamo and the secret CIA prisons is a good thing, even if one year is too long. However, he was silent on our prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. We need to close our foreign prisons, while providing due process for those long kept there. Thousands of prisoners need a way toward freedom, or an open process toward incarceration. Indefinite detention is Un-American.