Admiral Woods was a commandant at the infamous prison at Guantanamo Bay. It is astonishing that anyone involved in human rights violations at Gitmo would appear in public. And Admiral Woods had the gumption to appear in a legal setting. First, the colonial occupation of Cuban land is a major embarrassment. And then when the Bush-Cheney administration decided to imprison suspects without any scent of due process, the reputation of the U.S. government plummeted even further. Even President Barack Obama recognizes that Gitmo must close and that innocent people continue to be held for 12 years. Most recently, a majority of the prisoners under extreme duress are on a hunger strike and are being force-fed.