My thanks to Scott Horton and the Antiwar Radio crew, who have gone to the effort of putting images to our recent interview and have made the whole package available on YouTube (see below). For my fourth Antiwar Radio interview, Scott and I ran through the issues relating to Guantánamo and the “War on Terror” in the week that the Omar Khadr interrogation tapes were released, District Judge James Robertson gave the go-ahead for Salim Hamdan’s trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed, in the case of Qatari citizen and US resident Ali al-Marri, that the elected President of the United States is in fact a dictator, empowered to seize Americans (citizens as well as residents) and hold them forever without charge or trial, so long as, somewhere in the recesses of the President’s mind, he has designated them as “enemy combatants.”
Just another week in the law-free zone that is the “War on Terror” …
Andy is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed, and see here for my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.
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