Thursday, June 02, 2005
The Guantánamo FOIA Project
The Booman Tribune's Susan Hu has organized a project to enlist volunteer bloggers (and blog readers) to help comb through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) documents related to the detainees held at Guantánamo Bay. It's bad enough that the prisons operate outside of national and international laws but the deaths of detainees from torture or inhumane treatment should be unacceptable to all Americans.
It's a huge project - because there are thousands of documents - so we can use all the help that we can get (yep...I'm helping, too...I'm completely addicted to this kind of collaborative citizen journalism thingie...if I see a blogger cry out for help then I can't help but get involved...besides this project I'm also a part of ePluribus Media and The Big Brass Alliance).
In my opinion, the Guantánamo gulag is the strongest case for impeachment in the history of our country. Tyranny easily falls under the category of "high crimes and misdemeanors." It's sad that most of Congress doesn't see it that way. We don't need any "deep throat" to come out of hiding. The evidence is in the FOIA documents.