Pentagon Must Release Guantanomo Names to AP

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  1. poncho

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    Published: February 23, 2006 10:45 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been imprisoned there.

    Some of the hundreds of detainees in the war on terror being held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been held as long as four years. Only a handful have been officially identified.

    U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff in New York ordered the Defense Department to release uncensored transcripts of detainee hearings, which contain the names of detainees in custody and those who have been held and later released. Previously released documents have had identities and other details blacked out.

    The judge ordered the government to hand over the documents by March 3 after the Defense Department said Wednesday it would not appeal his earlier ruling in the lawsuit filed by the AP.

    On Jan. 23, Rakoff ordered the military to turn over uncensored copies of transcripts and other documents from 317 military hearings for detainees at the prison camp. There were another 241 detainees who refused to participate in the Combatant Status Review Tribunals and the Defense Department said no transcripts exist of those hearings.

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    We should not be holding anyone and not releasing their name for four years. This whole Guantanamo Bay thing has clearly become unAmerican-like.
     
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    The argument seems to be that if it was good enough for the Taliban, it's good enough for us.

    At least we just hold them indefinite, and torture, er, "pressure" them, we don't kill them.
     
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