This certainly makes the beginning of an American Gulag. Which is scary enough (and rather apropos, considering who's ruling the rest of Cuba these days). And I don't shy away from comparisons to the Nazis when I feel they're warranted, Godwin's law or no. But "death camp" is still out of line -- the total prison population of Guantanamo wouldn't have been a day's worth of the ovens at Auschwitz.
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
A lot of bloggers are talking about a story in an Australian newspaper headlined "US plans Death Camp". Which turns out to contain surprisingly little news; we already knew the inmates at Guantanamo would get, at best, military trials under arbitrary rules under which at least some would be in line for the death penalty; the only new news is that all of this may happen at Guantanamo.