Guantanamo is known the world over as a place where people have been abused and tortured. Many of the egregious techniques that shocked the international community - stripping and hooding detainees, blaring music non-stop at ear-shattering levels, "stress positions," and waterboarding - have been used there.
It has been one year since President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. 20 veterans just visited Capitol Hill, representing over 2000 veterans who have signed the letter telling Congress to follow through and support President Obama's call to close the detention center at Guantanamo as a matter of national security. But the right wing led by Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman continue to play the old game of politics and fear. It's time for us to stand up and finish what President Obama has started. Stand with our veterans to demand the closing of Guantanamo.