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    Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Corrected link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100409...20100409095438

    Print Story: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent' - Yahoo! News

    Former US president George W. Bush and his top aides were accused Friday of covering up that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent, amid fears releasing them could harm the 'war on terror'. The allegations were made in a document by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, once chief of staff to Bush's first secretary of state, Colin Powell, in a lawsuit filed by a former Guantanamo inmate and published by The Times in London.

    They were also keen to avoid revealing the "incredibly confused" detention operation, Wilkerson said, claiming prisoners were often rounded up by Afghan and Pakistani forces in return for cash, with little or no evidence as to why.

    He alleged Cheney "had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were innocent... If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it".
    Wilkerson, who according to The Times has been a long-time critic of the Bush administration's approach to counter-terrorism, said he discussed the issue with Powell, who left his job in 2005.

    "I learnt that it was his view that it was not just vice president Cheney and secretary Rumsfeld, but also president Bush who was involved in all of the Guantanamo decision-making," the newspaper reported him as saying.
    Wilkerson's statement was filed in support of Adel Hassan Hamad, a Sudanese man held at Guantanamo Bay from March 2003 until December 2007. He claims he was tortured by US agents and filed a damages action Thursday, The Times said.
    Another nail in the coffin for Bush and Cheney, who not only lied to all of us all in order to wage their War-of-Choice but, also knowingly imprisoned innocent people in this quest.

    When will our leaders have enough evidence, or should I say 'enough courage', to bring these criminals to justice? I wonder, who will be the first Repub leader to come out condemning the Bush administration's criminal actions?
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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Gawd, liberals are weak.

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Gawd, liberals are weak.
    Not following. What's strong about punishing the innocent?

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Gawd, liberals are weak.
    Yeah, we liberals get bothered by things like government detaining hundreds of innocent people without any sort of due process. We're weird that way.

    edit: Although the OP's link is broken so I don't personally see any evidence that this is what happened.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Gawd, liberals are weak.
    Super weak.

    And this isn't news. Its partisan hack BS.

    Of course no evidence to support this charge other than the accusation either.

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not following. What's strong about punishing the innocent?
    Really. And how do you know he's innocent?
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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Super weak.

    And this isn't news. Its partisan hack BS.

    Of course no evidence to support this charge other than the accusation either.

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    But I thought we wanted to control everything you say and do?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yeah, we liberals get bothered by things like government detaining hundreds of innocent people without any sort of due process. We're weird that way.
    Go ahead and produce the evidence we detained hundreds of innocent people
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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not following. What's strong about punishing the innocent?
    It's a f***ing war! You can't fight it like the Mulberry police department.

    It's a good thing we didn't fight WWII like liberals would suggest. We'd all have Adolph's picture on our walls.

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    Re: Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But I thought we wanted to control everything you say and do?
    Where did I say that?
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