Como há pessoas muito perigosas por esse mundo, capazes das maiores atrocidades sem qualquer remorso (aquilo que geralmente se designa como psicopata), com os quais as regras de civilidade normais não se aplicam sem perigar a segurança de muita gente, e como por muito odioso que seja – e é – sítios como Guantánamo podem prevenir males maiores do que os que produzem, o melhor é o público americano (e, já agora, mundial) não saber que houve boa gente liberta de Guantánamo que mais valia lá ter ficado.
“At 12:01 P.M. on January 20, 2009, minutes before Barack Obama was sworn in as president, the first post went up on the Obama White House website. It included a reiteration of a campaign promise Obama repeatedly made: “President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history.”Two days later, Obama ordered the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay closed. And two days after that, on January 24, Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff wrote about a Pentagon study that will provide an early test of this promise: “The report, which could be released within the next few days, will provide fresh details about 62 detainees who have been released from Guantánamo and are believed by U.S. intelligence officials to have returned to terrorist activities.”
The report was not, in fact, released within the next few days. On February 2, Commander Jeffrey Gordon, the Pentagon spokesman who handles inquiries about Guantánamo, told us that the report would likely be released later that day. We were told to consult the website–defenselink.mil–that afternoon. No report. When we asked where it was, Commander Gordon wrote: “Nothing today, please check back with me in a couple days.” We did. No report.
This pattern has repeated itself for a month.”
(A propósito, este meu post n´O Insurgente.)