Recently I was watching the "Washington Journal" program, a call-in show, on CSPAN; the guest was an attorney representing a number of people being held at the Guantanamo concentration camp. People are there who've been held, uncharged with any crime, for as long as three years. Many have been subject to abusive treatment and some have even died under interrogation. Only about a quarter of these people were captured by allied troops under combat conditions. The rest are civilians who were either abducted from their homes by American troops or accused and turned over to them by locals for a bounty. These conditions of captivity are in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions and brand the American captors and their superiors (including President Bush) as war criminals.
Bob is a retired engineer and lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He contributed significantly to the post-Challenger redesign of the solid rocket boosters for the space shuttle.
He has taught engineering at several universities and was (more...
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