More Dangerous For Whom?

[Guelph Mercury] Guantanamo Bay and the remaining captives held in its legal black hole are a metaphor for a discredited response to a rivetting threat to America and its allies. Prison and prisoners are persistent reminders of a failed U.S. strategy that froze its own founding ideals in favour of its enemy’s no-rules tactics.

That symbolism is so powerful, so damaging to Washington’s image and hegemony, that both Republicans and Democrats now want Guantanamo closed. Their shared rationale is that shutting it down is a necessary step to moving beyond a muscular, unilateral foreign policy that’s only making the world more dangerous.

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