Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Time to get out of Gitmo
Here we are well into the second month of February and Gitmo remains an albatross around the American neck. I can well imagine it is no easy matter closing down this infamous detention facility, but more than that I think the US needs to end its lease on this territory and hand it back over to Cuba. As this day in history notes, the lease dates back to the Spanish-American War, which in many ways was as bogus a war as have been these last two wars we still find ourselves enmeshed in the name of "national security."
Maybe a reading of the Spanish-American War, in particular the battles waged in Cuba, would be interesting. Any good books?