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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

John Kelly: The Facts | American Civil Liberties Union


1) As the General in charge of the Guantanamo Bay Detention facility, Kelly publicly criticized efforts to close Guantanamo (Source) and was accused by Obama Administration officials of working to undermine the President’s efforts to close the facility. (Source)

2) and publicly criticized the integration of women into military ground combat units, arguing it would lead to lower standards. (Source)

3) Defended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques”, such as waterboarding and rectal feeding. Kelly went on to dismiss the criticisms of human rights groups as “foolishness”. (Source)

4) Testified in support of an officer caught urinating on talibani  corpses. (Source)

Supports the imprisonment of terror suspects without trial. (Source)

5) Criticised by Amnesty International for his “unsafe and  inhumane” treatment (Source) of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment. (Source)

6) Supports the war on drugs and opposes legalization or decriminalization of any drugs, including marijuana. (Source)

6) A proponent of border security, Kelly believes that “no wall will work by itself” and has warned about the “existential threat” that unchecked migration poses for the nation. (Source)

John Kelly: The Facts | American Civil Liberties Union

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