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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-30-07 06:22 AM
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7. Gates is acting as if he is helpless in all this
The MCA of 2006 (as bad as that law is) gives him certain authorizations that could help curtail abuses until GTMO can be closed.

And in addition to that, he is Sec. of Defense - he has the power to shape policy and he can do a great deal toward ending the abuses at GTMO (and elsewhere).

If he wanted to...

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  -Gates: Congress should find way to shut Guantanamo(calls for WH and Congress to discuss the issue) maddezmom  Mar-29-07 11:35 AM   #0 
  - They make a mess and want Congress to help them  lovuian   Mar-29-07 11:41 AM   #1 
  - I don't believe congress  plcdude   Mar-29-07 11:49 AM   #2 
  - Without judicial involvement, how is it judged who should be incarcerated FOREVER?  earthboundmisfit   Mar-29-07 12:00 PM   #3 
  - Exactly my question. Some of them may need to be locked up for the rest  Miss Chybil   Mar-29-07 12:06 PM   #4 
     - Well, we used  ninkasi   Mar-29-07 05:51 PM   #5 
  - Excuse me, but who is the Secretary of Defense?  Sherman A1   Mar-30-07 03:17 AM   #6 
  - Gates got told in short order where he falls in the hierarchy  underpants   Mar-30-07 11:24 AM   #10 
  - Gates is acting as if he is helpless in all this  Solly Mack   Mar-30-07 06:22 AM   #7 
  - It is a U.S. Concentration Camp circa 2007, but don't talk (or even post) about it.  The Stranger   Mar-30-07 08:42 AM   #8 
  - Detainees in Cuba might be moved to U.S. sites  Judi Lynn   Mar-30-07 11:21 AM   #9 

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