Letter: Guantanamo prison is unacceptable




The Associated Press story “Attorney general visits Gitmo” (July 8) reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the Guantanamo Bay prison “perfectly acceptable,” a “very fine place for holding these kind of dangerous criminals.” Some of these have been locked up awaiting trial for as long as 15 years.

Omar Khadr, a Canadian, was captured in Afghanistan fighting U.S. forces and sent to Guantanamo. Recently his government obtained his release and offered an apology, and his lawyer, Dennis Edney, issued a statement that Khadr’s rights were abused and that the young man “was abandoned in a hellish place … for 10 years, a place internationally condemned as a torture chamber.”

Which of these assessments is correct? Just wondering.