Yes, people, we really did this stuff. We tortured and held/hold people without trial. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can't even be tried in a court of law because he was tortured during his questioning and subsequent confessions thus making them inadmissible in a court of law, at least in a U.S. court--and we know he was guilty. The entire idea of American justice and human rights was completely compromised because of the George Bush administration's need to "punish" someone, anyone for the attacks of 9/11 (not to mention that they waged two failed wars).
What sort of sub-human animal would torture another human being? We did that, our country did that. Perhaps this film will educate a few people to this indisputable reality. We tortured prisoners in Iraq at Abu Graib, at other black sites around the world, and at the Guantanamo Detention Center. This is a fact. The Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed off on the plan to torture prisoners held in U.S. custody.
The film never completely exonerates Slahi who went on to publish his memoir and become world famous. Nice job, Rumsfeld. The people we held and currently hold in Guantanamo represent no existential threat to the security of the United States. We need to either try them or release them. They aren't criminal masterminds, these people aren't scientists creating some new and horrible weapon to destroy us, they are simply religious fanatics dedicated to their insane causes. There is no shortage in the world of insane religious fanatics hell bent on the destruction of the United States. A few more of them out there won't make a difference. Compromising the values and ideals of our great democracy will.
Our policies under Bush created terrorists.
Drama / Thriller
Drama / Thriller
Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the true story of Slahi's fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.
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April 03, 2021 at 07:43 AM