How Gitmo Conquered America

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

January 11, 2012

Ten years ago today, the U.S. government opened the Cuban detention facility that has come to be known as ?Gitmo.? It was soon filled with hundreds of prisoners, many of whom were swept up by Pakistani bounty hunters eager to collect rewards offered by the CIA.

German citizen Murnat Kurnaz, who spent nearly five years in Gitmo without being accused of a crime, has described being tortured by interrogators, first in Afghanistan then in Gitmo: ?? they dunked my head under water and punched me in the stomach ? At one point, I was chained to the ceiling of a building and hung by my hands for days?. There were more beatings, endless solitary confinement, freezing temperatures and extreme heat, days of forced sleeplessness.?

Bosnian citizen Lakhdar Boumediene, another innocent detainee, likewise recalls being tortured through prolonged sleep deprivation and being forced to spend hours in painful stress positions. He points out that 171 men remain at Gitmo.

Gitmo has become a laboratory for indefinite detention and institutionalized abuse ? considerations that loom especially large now that Congress has authorized the military to detain any American suspected of being an enemy of the State.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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