Saturday, April 14, 2007


In today's Washington Post Robin Wright reports that Bush and Cheney have decided against releasing the five Iranians captured by U.S. forces in Iraq in January.

"At a meeting of the president's foreign policy team Tuesday, the administration decided the five Iranians will remain in custody and go through a periodic six-month review used for the 250 other foreign detainees held in Iraq, U.S. officials said. The next review is not expected until July, officials say."

There is no evidence that these five Iranians have done anything wrong. They were arrested solely because they were Iranians in Iraq. They were in Iraq at the permission of the Iraqi government. Their continued detention shows again the contempt Bush, Cheney and their followers have for the rule of law and individual freedoms.

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