The Gitmo Dilemma - Page 2
The account of events within the leaked documents contradict the country's stance on torture. In late 1998 Congress adopted the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act.
According to section of (A) of the international treaty "It shall be the policy of the United States not to expel, extradite, or otherwise effect the involuntary return of any person to a country in which there are substantial grounds for believing the person would be in danger of being subjected to torture, regardless of whether the person is physically present in the United States."
This new series of leaks sheds a non-too-flattering light on the operations behind the detention center. The leaks confirmation of several innocent detainees, as well as the inconsistency of Gitmo analysts and interrogators, speaks volumes on the incompetence of those who oversee the day-to-day operations of the base.
In many ways the Guantanamo dilemma serves as a case study of how denying due process, even to those perceived as enemy combatants, does nothing more than negate the very principles we try uphold.
Gitmo's continued existence sends an international message that American jurisprudence is inadequate in our struggle against terrorism. If that's true, why fight so hard to preserve it?