From the inside

Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith regularly visits clients in Guantanamo Bay. His report in the New Statesman provides yet more evidence why America’s version of justice (shamefully supported by Australia) is a perfect recruitment tool for jihadists.

The Bush administration and Congress are supporting a provision that would bar suspected terror suspects at Guantanamo from any legal rights in US courts. Many of the inmates, including Australian David Hicks, have languished uncharged for nearly four years.

Some “war on terror.” Perhaps it would be easier if the American administration simply drew up a list of grievances and passed them around to Muslims and libertarians.

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