Murat Kurnaz – I Am So Sorry
I am sorry that I voted for this President. I am sorry that I supported this Administration for as long as I did. I am sorry we robbed you of your youth and your joy of life. I am sorry that you weren’t allowed an attorney and that I wasn’t more vocal when I found out this was happening in Guantanamo. I am sorry. I am so very sorry.
I implore all of you to Google Murat Kurnaz.
Murat Kurnaz was picked up by Pakistani police under suspicion of being a terrorist. Turns out the U.S. was paying bounties of $3,000 for suspicious men. He happened to be a different color than the Pakistani people.
He was denied an attorney and held in prison for five years. He was innocent. There were documents in 2002 from several different U.S. agency’s stating that he was innocent. He was released in 2006. Somehow from 2002 when it was decided he was innocent until 2006, we, as the United States of America sat on this and let him rot in prison. I am disgusted. Google him to find out more. 60 Minutes did an excellent piece on this, it is available on their Web site.