Friday, March 03, 2006

One Name You Won't...

The Pentagon released today a list of approximately 550 names of those who have been detained, at Guantanamo Bay, for the past 4 years. The documents which contain the names of those held were only disclosed because the Pentagon lost a Freedom of Information suit brought on by the Associated Press. What's going on in our country when the press has to sue to obtain information that has been blatantly blacked out on documents? What's going on in our country when the president assures us that his government will protect our civil liberties. Hasn't Mr. Bush been a bit liberal with his possessive pronouns? Ooooops, well, maybe "liberal" isn't the best word to use.

Hello, anybody home, once again, the Associated Press won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against our government to ensure that we the voting public now know the names of those who have been rounded up, in some cases arbitrarily, and branded "enemy combatants" in the 2001 war that drove out the Taliban, and sent Al Qaeda back into hiding.

One thing is for certain, you won't find bin Laden's name on that list!