The charade going on in Guantanamo Bay is an embarrassment to the U.S. Constitution and every American. The reason these military tribunals took so long to come into being is because all kinds of tricks had to be used to make them "legal." They are not legal and the conservative U.S. Supreme Court ruled they were not. Back to the drawing board went the fascist Bush regime. Now they tell us they have it "fine tuned" enough to bring off.
Imagine people being tried in any sort of American court in which evidence can be presented that is hearsay and not legal testimony. Imagine evidence being used against a defendant that was "obtained" by torture. Imagine all the judges in the trial are from the military and the military only (a trial of your peers?). Yes, hearsay evidence is treated like "real" evidence. Yes, evidence from tortured circumstances is "real" evidence. All judges are military officers.
No one would have believed this possible just a few years ago. A man is being tried in this fashion who was Osama bin Laden's chaffeur. Hitler's chauffer was never brought to trial. This is the way a fascist system works. And while our Constitution is being sullied in this way, hardly a peep is heard from U.S. citizens. You have been programmed to accept this movement in the direction of fascism.
The world looks on in horror. Civilized nations are demanding we close Guantanamo; that includes our longest-standing allies. How can Americans be dealt with like sheep and not complain or demand civilized behavior?
They will know us by our deeds. What we do says who we are. I am ashamed. How unpatriotic it is to remain silent!