Lawyers and advocates for Guantánamo Bay detainees thought President Obama’s election would solve the big problems with the system. Nearly four years after Obama’s inauguration, the opposite has occurred. Detainee rights have tightened.
The finding and killing of Osama Bin Laden has dominated, and, in some ways, reshaped the national political conversation. Conservatives have applauded President Obama’s decisiveness and bravery. Many security analysts say it’s time for us to rethink our role in Afghanistan.
Torture’s long term effects can be devastating. Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and senior director at the Marjorie Kovler Center — the pioneering torture treatment center that’s operated in Chicago for more than 25 years.