Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Humane treatment in Guantanamo Bay

A bi-partisan committee of US Senators has praised the operation of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and recommended that the facility remain open. This is exactly the type of investigation I was hoping to see.

Or course I realize that this report will be dismissed by many people, especially outside the US, but Senator Wyden, in particular, is not in the Bush team's pocket. I also realize that no Senator will say anything without assessing its impact on his potential re-election. It was a casual first step of what I hope will be a more serious attempt at assessing the costs and benefits of 'Gitmo'.