By VANESSA ARRINGTON, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jan 10, 3:37 AM ET
HAVANA – Two years after his release from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Asif Iqbal is headed back â€” to the other side of the barbed wire.
The British Muslim has returned to Cuba with a group of 11 peace activists and relatives of detainees to denounce alleged abuses at the U.S. prison camp for terror suspects and demand it be closed.
“It doesn’t feel anything like Guantanamo now â€” I’m free,” Iqbal, 25, told a news conference Tuesday in Havana. “But if I can see the cages, it’s going to be a bit emotional.”
The group, which includes American “peace mom” Cindy Sheehan, planned to fly to the Cuban city of Guantanamo Tuesday night and march outside the gates of the U.S. base on Thursday, five years to the day since the first detainees arrived from Afghanistan. The demonstration is one of many planned in the United States and around the world to mark the anniversary.
Just wondering: Who pays for these worthless turds to smear the government and our troops who are doing their best to protect us?