April 17, 2013 by esarsea
Interesting piece in the Op-Ed section of the NY Times. I’m not sure how factual this is, but what sticks with me is recalling Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to close ‘Gitmo’ and reading somewhere, recently, that there may be plans for a $150 million expansion of this facility?
“I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial. I could have been home years ago — no one seriously thinks I am a threat — but still I am here. Years ago the military said I was a “guard” for Osama bin Laden, but this was nonsense, like something out of the American movies I used to watch. They don’t even seem to believe it anymore. But they don’t seem to care how long I sit here, either.”