KABUL, Afghanistan — An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time, without access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers and former detainees held at the site on the Bagram Air Base.
The site, known to detainees as the black jail, consists of individual windowless concrete cells, each illuminated by a single light bulb glowing 24 hours a day. In interviews, former detainees said that their only human contact was at twice-daily interrogation sessions.
It's not real progress on human rights until you take care of all of the problems, not just the ones that voters and global pundits know the most about -- i.e., Gitmo. Without that effort, it's Obama's gulag for now. Meanwhile, if only someone could alert Glenn Beck and those on the far right who spend so much time fretting about government-run detention camps.