Last month, on March 15, I was sick in the prison hospital and refused to be fed. A team from the E.R.F. (Extreme Reaction Force), a squad of eight military police officers in riot gear, burst in. They tied my hands and feet to the bed. They forcibly inserted an IV into my hand. I spent 26 hours in this state, tied to the bed. During this time I was not permitted to go to the toilet. They inserted a catheter, which was painful, degrading and unnecessary. I was not even permitted to pray.
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
The policy of indefinite detention is anathema to the America I know. It's a shame that's not the case for our political leadership. Given the hopelessness of their situation, what choice other than death do the detainees have? And why are so of us few bothered by that?