Why? Because it was out in the open and everybody was able to look at it?
No. Because it breaks International Law. Because it breaks the Geneva convention. Because in eight or so years only one person has been brought to trial. Because its outside the US constitution, allowing detainees to be tortured off american soil and also therefore by-passes any american law.
What about the British? Do you think they are not involved in torture? The only difference is that it wasn't reported where, when and who in the Sun or any other paper.
Actually the UKs complicity in allowing US transporters planes to fly over UK soil taking Guantanamo detainees to egypt to be tortured was widely reported in the UK media. Its how we know the US was taking prisoners to be tortured in the first place.
Our troops have also, as you suggest, been accused of torturing Iraqi prisoners in Iraqi jails. The only difference where is our lads were smart enough not to take as many pictures.
The problem with all this is it has since been discovered that some of the intelligence gathered in egypt has since been used to further the case for stronger anti terror legislation. And we all know how reliable information gained through torture is.
Come on already. Don't be naive.
I think its you who are naive. Our government are running around doing what the hell they want in the name of protection. This is the prime reason given for Guantanamo. To protect you. It undeniable that some of the people in there are extremely dangerous. Fine give them a trial and sentence them. But its also undeniable that some are entirely innocent.
Meanwhile part of this protecting you comes in the form of Anti-Terror laws. Fine you say I've nothing to hide I'm no terrorist. Well under the new laws passed by the senate the moment you march against Obama's new gun laws you could be deemed so.
Take the new Patriot act. This allows any state body to enter your house while you not there or while you are for that matter, without a warrant, and search any aspect of your private belongings.
It allows any state body to access your bank account, your credit cards your emails even to track you as you move around the net. Again without a warrant or even telling or charging you.
It allows any state body to tap your phone, bug your house, your car and your office, to access your medical records, your insurance anything...all without a warrant, telling you why they want the information or even telling you they accessed it.
Again I here you say but I'm not a terrorist.
Well any state body also means the local copper who doesn't like you because you ride a bike...Rosco Peeko Train Sherriff now has the power to find out everything about you. Without having to bring charges, make an arrest or even declare why he's accessing the info. Buddy you just better hope you didn't do his daughter!
Your government has just turned the whole of America into Guantanmo Bay. Think this is BS?
Well since 9/11 the FBI has arrested over 2000 people in relation to events on that tragic day. Thus far only 2 have been charged. No figures are available as to how many have been released or how many are still in custody.
If you think protecting OUR freedom is naive. Then I'll take it as a compliment.