Re Guantánamo


Donald Trump has vowed to keep the prison open, and to “load it up with some bad dudes.” According to a leaked memo obtained by CNN, those prisoners will include American ISIS supporters—which, critics say, will likely mean American Muslims, deprived of their constitutional rights. “I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” Trump has said, adding, in other appearances, “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work—torture works,” and “If it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway, for what they’re doing to us.”

— Connie Bruck, “Why Obama Has Failed to Close Guantánamo,” The New Yorker, August 1, 2016



This is revolting, nauseating, sickening.


— Roger W. Smith

   July 2016

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