the entire point of this is shed light on and call attention to what's going in Gitmo. this is an interesting enough angle that certain news organizations will probably pick up on it if it goes through.
As I explained in my previous message (which I expect a lot of flak for, not sure how long I'll respond here having started my opinion), I don't think Gitmo wants for attention. Nobody has forgotten about it. It's simply a reality check to our system of morality and how we wish the world was, compared to reality and how it actually is.
In the end I feel that for all the people who complain about it, the end result is the people in power, including those who cry out against Gitmo, wind up realizing that it's distasteful but nessicary. As a result nobody has closed it down, despite all the claims that "we're going to" which have been going on for years.
It's a public relations walk to make the people feel like they aren't being ignored, while at the same time doing what's nessicary for their own good.
That is how I see it for the most part. If Obama was to actually DO something about this for example, it would earn him some positive PR, but would also mark him as one of the stupidist presidents we've ever had, and we're likely to pay some hefty prices for him doing more than talking [email protected]
I tend to see it like this (hypothetically). In Gitmo you have this guy who is to the general public "innocent" and being "held without cause". To a lot of civilian authorities including Senators and Congressmen with limited security access, it seems like this is correct. They do tours of Gitmo and such but only get to see certain things.
Then eventually when someone gets into a position to make a desician, they also get access to ALL of the information about what is going on. Probably showing stuff like "Mr. Innocent" training with Al Queda, torturing kidnapped American tourists (years ago), killing kids, and then coming into the US and planning to committ acts of terrorism. The reason why this is not public because all of the footage has been put together over years by some agent (American or otherwise) who is in Deep Cover as a fairly high ranking terrorist and "leaks" stuff to the goverment to stop guys when they can do so without blowing it. Needless to say the guy can never be outed, brought in to witness during a trial, or even have the results of his work seen anywhere that could lead someone to put the pieces together and figure out who could have recorded all those specific things.
Suddenly, when your looking at stuff like that, and realize that your desician can affect the lives of millions, holding to some code of general morality is going to be secondary compared to your duty. No matter how corrupt you might be in certain areas, people DO tend to have standards, and the right thing to do is not always the GOOD thing to do.