Lew Rockwell has penned an excellent column using the metaphor of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to us. It is a good read, and demonstrates the human desire for power.
Here is a teaser:
"The state is driven by its own internal interests, which can only be fulfilled at the expense of society. The state operates according to the principle of violence. Violence is the ultimate bargaining tool of the state. This is true in domestic and foreign relations, whether running a health program or a prison camp."