When theres a war going on around you, theres not a lot of time to think. If there was, perhaps youd have the presence of mind to avert your eyes when possible, to avoid seeing the things youre doing, even if all youre doing is following orders.
Writing in the January 1973 issue of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem reflected on Shirley Chisholms recent run for the White House.
Now that the election is over and the votes have been aptly counted (or not, depending on who you believe), New Yorkers are hesitantly accepting the harsh reality that George W. Bush is still our President.
At a White House press conference this past June, a journalist asked President Bush what was to become of the nearly 500 prisoners still detained at the Al Qaeda detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. “I urge members of our press corps to go down to Guantanamo and see how [the prisoners] are treated…and to look at the facts,” the president responded. “That’s all I ask people to do…If you’ve got questions about Guantanamo, I seriously suggest you go down there and take a look.”
Ed.'s note: James Yee, former U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, here recounts his experience at Gitmo's Camp Delta.