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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

and we're lettin' the kids out soon, eh, maybe?

aww, what a nice US government, to think about the children it's been holding in Guantamano. According to the BBC (a few weeks ago, I'm sorry to be so out of the loop), the US may release the children!.

According to the BBC,

The commander of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp has told the BBC the US military is hoping to release children it is holding there.

The BBC's Gordon Corera, in Guantanamo Bay, says the US's interviews with the three children - aged between 13 and 15 - reveal they may have been coerced into fighting in Afghanistan.

General Geoffrey Miller who leads operations at the camp is seeking to have the children released in recognition of their age and co-operation, our correspondent says.

"These juvenile enemy combatants were impressed, were kidnapped into terrorism. They have given us some very valuable intelligence. We are very close to making a recommendation on their transfer back to their home countries," General Miller said.

Special treatment

The children have been kept separate from the 700 adults being held at the camp, located on the southern Cuban coast.

They have been held with no access to a lawyer or understanding of what will happen to them, our correspondent adds.

But the children have been given access to games, even videos, as well as an extensive education programme.

This has led to the belief that they can be rehabilitated.

Rehabilitated, eh? You mean, so that they don't think it's OK to invent bits of international law, and to ignore the bits that they don't like? So they behave nicely & not like big bullies? So they learn it's not OK to keep children away from their parents & families for two years?

so, the other thing I want to know is -- games. Do you think they're sitting in Guantanamo Bay playing John Madden's NFL football game for X-box?

jane 10:58 AM [+]

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