Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Habeus Corpus anyone?

This letter to the editor was published on Thursday, December 28, 2006.

Donald Vance and American citizen and private contractor in Iraq was released from "Club Gitmo" recently and began to report on the treatment he got there. According to the New York Times..
"American guards arrived at the man's cell periodically over the next several days, shackled his hands and feet, blindfolded him and took him to a padded room for interrogation, the detainee said. After an hour or two, he was returned to his cell, fatigued but unable to sleep.
The fluorescent lights in his cell were never turned off, he said. At most hours, heavy metal or country music blared in the corridor. He said he was rousted at random times without explanation and made to stand in his cell. Even lying down, he said, he was kept from covering his face to block out the light, noise and cold. And when he was released after 97 days he was exhausted, depressed and scared."

It makes me wonder how Mr. Vance ever had time for volleyball and ping pong or reading or working out! According to DNR editorial accounts about life at Club Gitmo, Mr. Vance should have been sad to leave! Mr. Vance was found to be a whistle blower concerning arms sales to terrorists. He is one of the Good Guys! Habeas Corpus anyone?

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