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What President-Elect Obama Must Do Once He Closes Gitmo

Posted by Robert Greenwald, Brave New Foundation on December 9, 2008

“What is abundantly clear is that no matter how hard the government tries to advance the military commissions, this process doesn’t work…The only solution is to shut the military commissions down and start from scratch.”

– Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

Closing Guantanamo Bay will be a crucial first step toward restoring our moral leadership in the world, but President-elect Obama must also end the unconstitutional military commissions put in place by President Bush.  These so-called “legal proceedings” are more akin to kangaroo courts for the unlawful ways in which they extract confessions from abused prisoners forced to stand trial.

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