Friday, June 08, 2007

U.S. Responsibility for Enforced Disappearances in the “War on Terror

As the Bush presidency continues to unravel, more human rights abuses are being exposed. Latest is the report just out that not only reveals the dozens of unaccounted for prisoners, hidden away in "black" sites, but also that children as young as 4 and 6 years old have also been detained, abused and denied access to counsel or medical treatment. This is further evidence that I do hope will be presented to a world criminal prosecution against the entire White House cabal that has no regard for the Constitution or human rights. The report detailed here, a compilation from several human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, the Center for Constititional Rights, Reprieve, Amnesty International, and others, is all the more dispiriting for it also reveals the complicity of the media for cowering in the face of governmental disregard for constitutional rule of law. Glen Greenwood offers his analysis, as well, in the link that follows. - MS
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