As I’ve written before, I’ve been a pinko, card carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union for more than half my life. On January 11th, we of the ACLU are calling on everyone opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is
January 11, 2008 will mark six years since the first 20 prisoners arrived at
. Since then, 775 prisoners have passed through the gates and no trials have been completed. Guantánamo Bay Cuba
As a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world, the
must hold itself to our own high standards. When we resort to the use of torture, abuse, and indefinite detention we lower ourselves to the level of our enemies and defy the basic values that we hold dear. United States Guantánamo Bayhas tarnished the reputation of the and makes a mockery of our core values. Six years on, it is time to call once and for all for the United States to CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO! United States
Stand with us on January 11th and let’s prove that those who would advocate for a lower standard are on the wrong side of the law... the wrong side of core American values... and the wrong side of history. Join me in signing the petition to Close Guantánamo and stand strong in support of justice.