America has had many black marks on its rich history of liberty and respect for others. Guantanamo Bay will be another one. Just as we look at the embarrassment of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, someday we will look back at the internment camp of Guantanamo Bay as an embarrassment.
The current Bush administrations wants to change the fundamental structure of our society from a society based on the rule of laws to a society based on the rule of men. Guantanamo Bay is a foothold for this administration into a society where people are subject not to the laws but to the whims of the rulers.
If we are going to seek the moral leadership of the world we will have to think as world class citizens, not just as Americans. Our hearts & minds have to reach out to those who will not have a vote in our elections.