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orangeapple Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #99
101. try them for what?
"What you don't do is hold innocent people indefinitely."

POWs can be held for the duration of the conflict. They aren't provided trials, military or otherwise.

"What you don't do is hold innocent people indefinitely. Can you imagine how the friends and families of the hundreds of innocent people rotting in Gitmo felt for all those years? We're creating infinitely more problems than we're solving by holding even the very few of these people that ever had any contact with the Taliban or AQ."

I agree Gitmo was a mistake (said as much above, if you care to gander).
The flip side is in this war we've taken prisoner 'illegal combatants', at least some of whom are AQ. I am not a lawyer, but I don't know what you charge them with in a criminal trial or a military tribunal. Is it 'illegal' to fight U.S. imperialism?

I suppose we could have just left them in prisons in Afghanistan so that the Taliban could break them out...
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