Freddy wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but Gitmo is not a prisoner of war prison. It is a no mans land, outside the laws of any prison. It wasn't right to have it, wasn't right to hold the prisoners as they did. It needs to close...should never have been used as it was. If Bush wasn't such a buttwad, it could have been a prison, and could still be used, but Bush pushed the limits of humanity and we have no choice but to move the prisoners to someplace else. They can not just start treating it as a legal prison. When you take a prisoner you are required to treat them as such. We could have killed them on the battle field, but chose not to. Now that they are in custody, even though scum of the Earth, they deserve to be treated as humans, not some animal as Bush has done. Obama did exactly the right thing. We now have one year to find a way to house them properly. The USA is better than that, but Bush brought us down to the level of scum third world countries. Just because they treat prisoners like we have in Gitmo does not mean we should. We are better than that. Let's get back to being able to hold our head high and be proud to be Americans.
pushed the limits of humanity?
Did you not see the buildings fall in NYC? Did you not see the heads cut off in the ME? Did you not see the murals on the walls of Islamic homes commemorating 9-11? Did you not see the dancing in muslim streets after 9-11? Have you not hear the words of Osama bin Laden?
These combatants were not poorly treated. They were treated like prisoners in a camp for prisoners. They were not killed on the battlefield because this nation doesn't push the limits of humanity. US soldiers died because of the cautious rules of engagement. Soldiers who crossed the boundaries were incarcerated.
The left and the press have overblown this "torture" story in it's hatred of the right just as they have underreported the lack of ability of our new president to lead because of their blind political devotion. The US cut off no heads, pulled off no fingers, beat no brains, denied no accomodation of religion or diet. We need information to bring justice for the actions of the enemy
. Without the pressure of time we won't get it. The release of these prisoners will either cause them their own death abroad in the hands of ruthless enemies or, cause the deaths of Americans and allies through their repatriation in al-qaeda. Why does this simple point escape so many?