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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:22 PM
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117. You need to declare a war first before you can detain people as POWs
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 04:48 PM by liberation
which is why in this case, besides the obvious lack of compliance with the Geneva convention, yes there is a hole lot of unconstitutionality going on: these are people snatched by the US government who have spent almost a decade held without charges waiting for a trial in conditions that could be considered cruel and unusual. The US Government CAN'T DO THAT.

You can't rewrite things or people's status, after the fact, to fit a narrative when the law of the land does specifically not sanction it. This is supposed to be a nation of laws not men, you seem to be making a case for the contrary.
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