September 23, 2009

Human rights lawyer: ‘The Obama administration has completely failed’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg in cheeseland @ 2:43 pm

In an interview with Spiegel on the topic of prisoner abuse at Bagram prison in Afghanistan, human rights lawyer Tina Foster said “the Obama administration has completely failed in delivering the change that was promised.”

Much ado has been made in the media after Obama announced his plan to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay. It appeared to many that it signaled a reversal of the human rights policies of the Bush administration. Not so, according to Foster. “There is absolutely no difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration’s positions with respect to Bagram detainees’ rights.”

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The complete interview:,1518,650324,00.html

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for posting this and the Sibel Edmonds story. I can only hope that, like Watergate, once the investigation begins of Bush/Cheney torture it will end this sort of thing, although my hope is fading.

    Comment by RS Janes — September 24, 2009 @ 6:39 am

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