Why Guantanamo?

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a nation which went by the name of the United States of America. The people of this far away land believed very strongly in the concept that when people were arrested by the government, they had to stand trial, be provided a lawyer and the state had to present evidence of their guilt. Oh, the Constitution referred to something called, “a swift trial” which meant as soon as possible the  accused was placed on trial in order to ensure that innocent folk did not remain in jail.

As I said, this was common practice in this land that existed a long, long, time ago.  Alas, that land no longer exists. Instead, accused are kept in jail for five or ten years without evidence being presented they are guilty. This is what we term in modern America to be fair, swift and an honest approach to dealing with those accused of being bad people.

Gee, I wonder who really are the “bad people.”