AG Holder to Visit Gitmo Monday

Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Guantanamo Monday.

"We need to have our feet on the ground to really see what is going on down at the facility to see how people are being detained, to talk to people down there about the interrogation techniques that are being used," Holder said. "I think that will be an important first step as we try to resolve the issues that the president has put before me as the chairman of those review committees."

Hopefully, he'll talk to some of the detainees, and not just the interrogators. He could also talk to some of their defense lawyers without even leaving D.C.

And how's this for a dumb way to end a news article? "After 2 weeks on the job, Holder is maintaining his rock star status."

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    I wish he would also talk to the (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by oculus on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 02:20:02 PM EST
    lawyers who have made many trips to Guantanamo and are very aware of the conditions Kudos that he will also take a first hand look.

    I thought (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Steve M on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 04:23:19 PM EST
    that one of the most compelling endorsements of the primary season was the slate of Guantanamo defense lawyers that came out for Obama.  Means more to me than the preference of some superdelegate from eastern Oklahoma, that's for sure.

    How does going to Gitmo (none / 0) (#2)
    by pluege on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 03:27:29 PM EST
    in anyway impact the principles violated by indefinite detention, torture, and Military Commissions Act kangaroo court?

    Sounds to me like the first step in building the case not to close Gitmo. Mark it down - you heard it here first: Obama will not close Gitmo.