The prisoners at the largest U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan have refused to leave their cells for at least the past two weeks to protest their indefinite imprisonment, according to lawyers and the families of detainees.
Indefinite detention has been legitimized by the Bush administration, and seems to be favored as well by the Obama administration.
This is completely antithetical to every core value upon which this country was founded, as enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We cannot, for one moment, as a country, talk about the rule of law, human rights, and human dignity unless we actually practice what we preach.
At both Gitmo and Bagram, we are failing, miserably, to lead the world by example.