Lack of due process and Habeus Corpus. That is it in a nutshell. I am certain that many readers of this piece supported the Bush Administration policy of snatching people who were assumed to have terrorist ties and locking them up in Guantanamo. The American people were justifiably furious in the aftermath of the terrorist strikes on 9-11 and wanted justice. We trusted that the American government was going to find the terrorists and bring them to justice.
Now, twenty years later, we know that our Government lied to us. The majority of the men locked up in Guantanamo are not terrorists and certainly were not directly involved in the attacks planned and ordered by Osama Bin Laden. You can see one of those stories for yourself in the movie, The Mauritanian.
The character played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch is a true hero.