The Next Gulag

Thoreau is deflated:

Bagram is the new Guantanamo, and we cannot rest easy as the prison at Guantanamo closes.  If anything, Bagram will be worse, because it is even farther from the US, in a place even more dangerous and more difficult for journalists and lawyers to reach.  In this, at least, Obama is smarter than Bush:  If you want to have a gulag, you have to put it in a remote and dangerous locale (like the Soviets did in Siberia), not on a tropical island in a region where planes can fly without being fired upon.