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The Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Fighting the Lawless World of Guantanamo Bay By Clive Stafford Smith,

  • Title: The Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Fighting the Lawless World of Guantanamo Bay
  • Author: Clive Stafford Smith
  • ISBN: 9781568583747
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At a July 17, 2003 press conference held jointly with Prime Minister Tony Blair, President George W Bush described the prisoners held in Guantanamo The only thing I know for certain is that these are bad people They are, supposedly, the worst of the worst of the world s terrorists Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith is one of the few people in the world who hasAt a July 17, 2003 press conference held jointly with Prime Minister Tony Blair, President George W Bush described the prisoners held in Guantanamo The only thing I know for certain is that these are bad people They are, supposedly, the worst of the worst of the world s terrorists Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith is one of the few people in the world who has had independent access to the prisoners at Guantanamo, representing than fifty Eight O Clock Ferry to the Windward Side is his remarkable account of his descent into the darkly comic world of Guantanamo, a legal black hole in which the bleakness of the surroundings are punctuated by moments of humor and absurdity From the absence of security at the airport, to the army protecting iguanas on the roads, Eight O Clock Ferry to the Windward Side goes beyond the headlines to tell the true story of life at Guantanamo By bearing witness to the prisoner s stories, Smith also asks what is done to our understanding of American democracy when the rule of law is jettisoned in the name of combating terrorism.
    The Eight O Clock Ferry to the Windward Side Fighting the Lawless World of Guantanamo Bay At a July press conference held jointly with Prime Minister Tony Blair President George W Bush described the prisoners held in Guantanamo The only thing I know for certain is that these are

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    1. What do we know about Gitmo and the prisoners that are held there Well, if you follow the news you will know that this is one of the prisons used to house the very dangerous element of terror prisoners found in foreign countries No one truly knows many of the facts because the government has kept it classified Still, there are plenty of folks that would have you believe that the camp is housing hundreds of INNOCENT MEN being deprived rights I have found that it is simply impossible to have a log [...]

    2. Poorly edited and written Confusing timelines and details Some elements chosen were petty, insignificant and unconvincing No evidence One good point Do we punish these than the Nazis at Nuremberg Juveniles should not have been there, at all, ever Horrible torture in Morocco, from prisoners testimonies why all these secret prisons

    3. Especially relevant today, 2 15 10, with the release of Seven Paragraphs NY Times editorial of that title by the British government, over US objection, about the torture of Binyam Mohammed All the information is already in the public domain in this book and others.

    4. A well written account of some of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay as well as good discussion about the ethics of torture As an American citizen, if half of what the author writes about is true, it is a sad book that details a sad chapter in our history.

    5. This book was a superb discussion of torture generally and also gave a fascinating explanation of how many of the Guantanamo inmates were captured in the first place Whatever your politics, I strongly recommend this.

    6. This book epitomizes the cliched idiom truth is the first casualty of war Reading this book, one may feel America has lost its long cherished moral superiority to dictate the narrative Over that of the terrorists and rouge states it is at war with.

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