Those things alone constitute a travesty of justice. But, according to a military lawyer who recently broke ranks to speak out on what's happening there, it turns out to be even worse than I thought.
According to an article that appeared over the weekend in the British newspaper The Independent, the military tribunal system at Guantanamo is so corrupt that "in the rare circumstances in which it was decided that the detainees were no longer enemy combatants, senior commanders ordered another panel to reverse the decision."
So you just can't win. They'll keep trying you until you're declared guilty, no matter how innocent you are.
Meantime, hundreds of prisoners remain in legal limbo, feeling hopeless, helpless, and desperate.
God bless America.