Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Remember these numbers: 770, 10, 5, and 0

770: The approximate number of captives held in detention at Guantanamo by the Bush administration.

10: The number of those 770 who have actually been charged with any crime (terrorism-related or otherwise).

The number of years that some of these detainees have been held, without access to an attorney, without judicial review, without knowing the charges against them.

0: The number of convictions the Bush administration has won against this collection.

Attorney General Gonzales blames this 770-and-0 record on the legal challenges that have, against all odds, been mounted by pesky lawyers on behalf of the incarcerated.

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