A Letter To The ACLU About The Camp Pendleton 8.
I’m an American living in Australia, and I like to keep abreast of what is happening on the other side of the world.
I am particularly concerned at the way the prison system seems to be headed, with the lack of rights available for those incarcerated.
To that end, is there likely to be any action undertaken against the unlawful detention of the 7 marines and 1 sailor currently imprisoned at Camp Pendleton? Everything I’ve seen about this disgraceful situation highlights the dreadful conditions prisoners face around our great country. Solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, arms and legs shackled when the men so confined are out of their cells, and not one charge has been laid.
I would be more than happy to participate in an action to bring attention to this miscarriage of justice, but so far there doesn’t seem to be any on the ACLU horizon.
Please let me know what you guys are planning regarding this situation, as I know that you have the welfare of ALL prisoners of American (in)justice at heart.
Thanks in advance,
I was going to wait a bit longer to blog on this, as I prefer to wait 7 days for a response. However, I noticed over at the Anti-Idiotarian Rotti that the shackles have been stricken.
And about bloody time, too.
Somehow, I doubt that my literary skills have persuaded the ACLU to get involved, and I'm more than sure I won't get a response.
In any case, God be with these marines and sailor and whatever the outcome, may they be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. They are in my prayers.
As for the lefties who so love to bleat on about Gitmo and Abu Graibh, why are they so silent now?
In my opinion, it is incredibly unlikely that these men will get anything resembling a fair trial. They are, after all, members of the US military and were over in Iraq. Heaven forbid that something occurred in the theatre of war that was unpleasant and/or fatal for a non-US military person.