It Cannot Be Rationalized As Justice

 Ten years is a long time. That a former British resident has spent every single one of the intervening days between February 2002 and today in a cell in Guantánamo, without answering a single charge or having had one day in court, is an affront to the concept of justice…

It is staggering to contemplate that the US government has perpetuated this injustice, and that successive administrations have flouted the law and the ancient principle of the right to a fair trial.

That this is the example set by the foremost power in the Western world is a matter of shame for America. It is responsible for a degradation of the collective moral authority of the US government and those who are its partners.

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