coalkirk wrote:As usual, you're 125% wrong. The 224 detainess at gitmo are the worst of the worst. Otherwise Obama would have invited them to one of his inaugural balls. Any who were at all questionable as to being dedicated terroists were long since released, many of whom it turns out should not have been released.
Yea lets discredit the video because they have links to fox, the only network that actually has active debate between libs and conservatives as part of their regular programming.
The whole question of "crime v. war" has been exhausted in another thread. Whether you call them "insurgents," "guerrillas," "freedom fighters," or members of the "resistance," un-uniformed zealots (including our own founding fathers at times during our Revolution) have always been a problem for justice systems. The more harshly you treat them, the more heroic they become to their cause of opposing you -- and the more followers that cause will be able to recruit.
It's not the simple answer you like but the only way out of this in the long term is to actually show the world that we're better and more just than those who oppose us. That doesn't mean that we should not oppose those who mean us harm and hunt down those who do us harm. But it does mean that we have to stop ignoring the international conventions governing treatment of prisoners.
Finally, as to Faux News, they have liberals on there? Like who, Alan Colmes?
And even he's gone.