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This is nuts:

"Administration officials are preparing long-range plans for indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists whom they do not want to set free or turn over to courts in the United States or other countries, according to intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials.

"The Pentagon and the CIA have asked the White House to decide on a more permanent approach for potentially lifetime detentions, including for hundreds of people now in military and CIA custody whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts. The outcome of the review, which also involves the State Department, would also affect those expected to be captured in the course of future counterterrorism operations.

"We've been operating in the moment because that's what has been required," said a senior administration official involved in the discussions, who said the current detention system has strained relations between the United States and other countries. "Now we can take a breath. We have the ability and need to look at long-term solutions."

More here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp...nguage=printer

In light of the above it is worth remembering stuff like this:
UK releases all Gitmo returnees
http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/eu...3/10/gitmo.uk/

British detainee at Guantanamo alleges handcuff torture: report
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...3127&printer=1

Coalition put numbers at 70% to 90% of Iraq prisoners arrested by mistake
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0511-04.htm
 

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"The new prison, dubbed Camp 6, would allow inmates more comfort and freedom than they have now, and would be designed for prisoners the government believes have no more intelligence to share, the officials said. It would be modeled on a U.S. prison and would allow socializing among inmates. "

More comfortable...That's a relief
: . Good thing that our gov't is working so hard to find a way to compromise.
 

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Absolutely appalling. More likely a sign of the "end of days" than the tsunami.

To whom in the GWB gov't is a letter of protest best addressed? I used to write to Colin P. about Guantanamo Bay. Any suggestions?
 
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