January 12, 2007

colbert-gitmo.jpg Since this week marked the 5 year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay, Stephen invited the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, on to the show to discuss the legal ramifications of the detention center and his work at the organization dedicated to defending human rights worldwide.

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Colbert: These aren't American citizens. They're not on American soil. Why should the Constitution protect them?

Roth: Well, human rights are basically the Constitution for the world. And just like Americans dont like to be locked up without a trial -- the same is true of everybody else..

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