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Friday, May 16, 2008


 

It's enough to make you feel proud...


Not.
The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to build a new, 40-acre detention complex on the main American military base in Afghanistan, officials said, in a stark acknowledgment that the United States is likely to continue to hold prisoners overseas for years to come.
The word "prisoner," however, is used rather loosely, if one holds to the standard definition:
A person held in custody, captivity, or a condition of forcible restraint, especially while on trial or serving a prison sentence.
In fact, of course, virtually none of these people, who would be better described as "kidnap victims," are either "on trial" or "serving a prison sentence":
Some detainees have been held without charge for more than five years, officials said.


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