TomDispatch – Tomgram: Mark Danner, What Are You Going to Do with That?: “The USA, as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyperpower, sets the tone for governmental behavior worldwide. When the most powerful country in the world thumbs its nose at the rule of law and human rights, it grants a license to others to commit abuse with impunity,’ said Khan. She then added: ‘The detention facility at Guant?namo Bay has become the gulag of our times, entrenching the practice of arbitrary and indefinite detention in violation of international law? Guant?namo evokes memories of Soviet repression? To say in a 21st-century democracy that torture is acceptable is to push us back to medieval ages.’ “

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