Wayne S. Smith wrote an article that was originally published at the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 26, 2005.
According to Mr Smith, both the [Guantanamo] lease agreement signed in 1903 and the treaty of May 29, 1934, which confirmed it, specifically state that the leased area can only be used "as a coaling and naval station, and for no other purpose."
The systematic regimen of torture by the Bush administration at the base is a clear violation of the original lease agreetment. Cuba is whithin its rights to take the case before the Internatinal Court of Justice.
Read the article at the website of The Center for Internaitonal Policy Cuba Program.
Today, the Cuban people view Gunatnamo as Cuban territory that is illegally occupied against their wishes. It is just another case of the Law of The Big Bully From The North.