As a U.S. citizen I am writing in response to the Oct. 5 article Federal court hearing examines Guantánamo hunger strike policy.
I think Abu Wa’el Dhiab’s hunger strike isn’t bad at all. I’m in agreement with Stephen Xenakis and think it is a good way for Dhiab to protest his confinement.
I think that he is harmless to the United States The government is going overboard keeping him incarcerated, and the torture that he is going through is totally uncalled for.
Dhiab is innocent so, therefore, they do not have anything to hold him for except that he was a former soldier for Syria and a Syrian airlines employee who fled. The reasons for keeping him under confinement are irrelevant to the U.S. and the information that he knew about al Qaida probably is of no use now since the 9/11 attacks.
I guess the U.S. government feels that he is a threat to America, but I think that he is not a terrorist and should be sent home to his family.
Krisna Thomas, Miami Gardens