11 janeiro 2012

Após 3 anos de mandato de Obama

Continua lá !

(seguindo a pista de Shyznogud no «jugular»)
«o tempo das cerejas» não conseguiu apurar junto dos serviços  de candidatura de Obama 2012 se está prevista para Outubro a publicação de um poster assim:

Ami Davidson em The New Yorker

«(...)Or to prevent it to an extent: there are forty-six prisoners at Guantánamo now who have been designated for indefinite detention without a trial. The National Defense Authorization Act, recently passed, makes it possible for there to be more, in more places and in circumstances ever more attenuated from the day of the attacks in September. Obama may not be Bush’s twin on this issue, but there are disturbing resemblances.
The Miami Herald, in a package on the anniversary—the paper’s coverage of Guantánamo, and that of its reporter, Carol Rosenberg, has been consistently excellent—has a set of numbers about Guantánamo: a hundred and seventy-one prisoners still there, from twenty-three countries, ranging in age from twenty-five—Omar Khadr, who was captured when he was fifteen—to sixty-two. (Michelle Shephard, of the Toronto Star, who wrote a book about what she called our “Decade of Fear,” notes in a piece about the anniversary that the youngest prisoner ever held there was twelve, the oldest eighty-nine; she also notes that the base is about the size of Manhattan.) It has had eleven commanders in ten years, and some eight hundred prisoners have passed through. The first twenty arrived on January 11, 2002. Only six prisoners were ever convicted by a military commission. The Herald also included the story it ran on Guantánamo’s opening. The headline was “A New Alcatraz Rises: Guantánamo ready for Taliban.” In retrospect, that is almost optimistic: one wishes that Guantánamo had been more like Alcatraz, in terms of its integration into the American legal system. And Alcatraz, at least, is closed.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2012/01/guantanamo-at-ten-the-two-towers.html#ixzz1jC6ZVjNH

P.S.:Um «post» assim pode ter leituras e interpretações equívocas numa altura em que decorrem as primárias republicanas onde uma data de candidatos, a começar pelo mais bem colocado (Mitt Romney), debita um conjunto inominável de reaccionarices de bradar aos céus. Este «post» não é pois para lhes perdoar isso, é só para lembrar como tantos bloggers portugueses deviam ter sido mais comedidos e prudentes há 3 anos  nas excessivas expectativas que formularam sobre a eleição de Obama.

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