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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:24 PM
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16 Afghans Freed After 4 Years of Hell at Bagram & Gitmo!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:25 PM by leftchick
I wonder how many of the other 400 are innocent? This is what the torture proponents do not get. Many of the people held without charges and tortured are INNOCENT! Not that torture is EVER okay!

:grr:




Afghan prisoners pray after their release in Kabul October 12, 2006. Exhausted, but happy, 16 Afghans were freed in Kabul on Thursday after being released by the U.S. military from its Guantanamo Bay jail. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)




Aseel Khan (R) weeps as his brother, a freed prisoner (L), hugs a relative in Kabul October 12, 2006. Exhausted, but happy, 16 Afghans were freed in Kabul on Thursday after being released by the U.S. military from its Guantanamo Bay jail. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)

Exhausted, 16 Afghans freed after Guantanamo Thu Oct 12, 7:43 AM ET


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061012/pl_nm/afghan_prison...


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Several of the bearded men interviewed by journalists, some wearing green, hospital-style ID tags on their wrists, said they were treated badly by the U.S. military during their detention in Afghanistan and at the Guantanamo base in Cuba.

One, Sayed Mohammad Ali Shah, a doctor, said he had been arrested on false information given to the U.S. military by an Afghan with a personal grievance against him.

"They imprisoned me without any reason," he said at a ceremony held by Afghan authorities for the release of the prisoners. "Here, we were persecuted physically, but at Guantanamo we were persecuted mentally."

He was held for four years. The prisoners were freed recently and handed over to Afghan authorities, who held them for several more days before Thursday's release ceremony.

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More than 400 suspected militants, captured mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, remain there
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:25 PM
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1. I'm sure they love America after that experience
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StraightDope Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:30 PM
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2. Headline should read:
"16 more terrorists who hate America created by George W. Bush."

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verse18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:31 PM
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3. See, now that's how you win hearts and minds!!
:sarcasm:
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al bupp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:54 PM
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4. But whatever we do, we cannot give these "Illegal Combatants"
Habeas Corpus rights, as that would only mean having to admit the flimsiness of the evidence against them more quickly.

Sheesh.

Oh, yeah also have to remember to force out any military lawyers who dare question the process.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:59 PM
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5. kicking for Dr. Shah
and the rest of the tortured forgotten. :(
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:06 PM
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6. This outrages me...
Of all of Bush's obscenities, this has galled me the most. People held without trial or counsel. :mad: :mad:

What did these men's families do for those four years? In a country where women are still behind burkas, how did they manage to survive without their husbands/fathers????

How many of the 400 left are innocent too???
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:09 PM
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7. 400 just at Gitmo
there are close to 20,ooo in Iraq Afghanistan and some undisclosed locations all held as terrorists. UBL only wished he had that many followers.
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