GULAG MAY BE TOO GOOD A WORD Guantanamo Bay, on Cuban Soil yet Sovereign Soil of the United States of America, Is Hell’s Home for Children.
WASHINGTON, June 12 - Lawyers representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, say that there still may be as many as six prisoners who were captured before their 18th birthday and that the military has sought to conceal the precise number of juveniles at the prison camp.
One lawyer said that his client, a Saudi of Chadian descent, was not yet 15 when he was captured and has told him that he was beaten regularly in his early days at Guantánamo, hanged by his wrists for hours at a time and that an interrogator pressed a burning cigarette into his arm. ................... MORE FROM NY TIMES
The chorus cries for innocence lost. The chorus cries for decency regained. Mostly the chorus cries. Horror confronted in the mirror makes an honest man less a monster. The chorus cries for the monster to again become a man.