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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Did you read the whole article: "Holding prisoners even after their innocence is known, as President Obama and the present Congress are doing even today, is a moral abomination, and completely contrary to the philosophy of the American framers, who believed that humans were endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "
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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    The day you trust ANY Foggy Bottom denison, retired or active, for accurate non-biased info, is the day you're gone horribly wrong.

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    There is a difference between...

    taken into custody "without regard for whether they were truly enemy combatants, or in fact whether many of them were enemies at all."
    ...and "knew they were innocent".

    OP is being intentionally deceptive...again.

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    His declaration, filed in the spring of 2010 in a D.C. federal court, asserted that "of the initial 742 detainees that had arrived at Guantánamo, the majority of them had never seen a U.S. soldier in the process of their initial detention and their captivity had not been subjected to any meaningful review."
    I can be an Enemy combatant and never see the enemy, if I'm Shooting an artillery piece from ten miles away.

    Or firing a shoulder fired rocket at a helicopter.

    It's a vapid statement from a left wing wrag.
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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Wow distractions galore in here. So you are telling us that cheney and Bush held people they knew were innocent in a military prison with no oversight or any hope of ever being released? But what about obama? Certainly that is all Ok as long as Obama is mentioned. We never have to confron ther truth about right wing fanaticism that has desteroyed the lives of many people and shredded the US constitution as long as we say the magic word Obama. Obama makes any abuse by the right simply disappear in their minds no matter how overwhelmingly guilty they are. Screw Oxyclean, obama gets out decades old blood stains.

    Oh, and for all the people whining about obama, at least he attempted to try a couple of these guys in a real court. yeah, he went back on it, but at least he made an effort busgh and cheney never planned on doing. Sort of like they never planned on capturing their boogeyman Osama, and like they never planned on getting us out of the Iraq and afganistan war, and like they never planned on how to pay for any of this, but that is all cool because of OBAMA!

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    If this is true then why does OBAMA still hold them?
    Because when it comes to style and philosophy of governance, Obama governs like Bush on steroids.

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltime View Post
    I can be an Enemy combatant and never see the enemy, if I'm Shooting an artillery piece from ten miles away.

    Or firing a shoulder fired rocket at a helicopter.

    It's a vapid statement from a left wing wrag.
    Yeah, AQ and the Taliban were well known for their artillery assets!

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Because Obama has continued the Bush doctrine foreign policy.
    So why isn't the Craplantic pontificating on Obama? they even begin their propaganda piece noting it's old news.

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Your title and the article don't mesh.

    Also, there are undoubtedly some innocent people in US prisons... should we get rid of the prisons?
    Nope, just the war on drugs.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Former State Department Official: Team Bush Knew Many at Gitmo Were Innocent

    Lawrence Wilkerson used to appear frequently on Keith Olberman. I find him extremely credible.

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