Sunday, December 26, 2004

Bush's Watergate?

On the heels of the ACLU release of an email and memo trail last week, the Washington Post reports in today's edition that 10 current and former detainees at the American Gulag in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have retained attorneys and lodged complaints:

Further Detainee Abuse Alleged :

At least 10 current and former detainees at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have lodged allegations of abuse similar to the incidents described by FBI agents in newly released documents, claims that were denied by the government but gained credibility with the reports from the agents, their attorneys say...

...Brent Mickum, a Washington attorney for one of the detainees, said that "now there's no question these guys have been tortured. When we first got involved in this case, I wondered whether this could all be true. But every allegation that I've heard has now come to pass and been confirmed by the government's own papers."

Between this, tied to Abu Ghraib, and the ongoing investigation of the Valerie Plame outing, I have to believe that there's some serious shit bubbling just below the surface. The ACLU info that sukabi and I posted about earlier this week received some good feedback, and you can pick up linkage to the ACLU documents from those threads. If there's any justice in this life, the denial-heads in Washington are going down in flames over these war crimes, along with the denier-in-chief.

Nixon rode into his second term with Watergate hanging over his head, yet it still took some time for the case to mature. We can only hope that the wheels of justice continue cranking. The stories can't be buried forever.

Can they?