View Poll Results: What is GITMO about?

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  • GITMO is a fine prison.

    26 40.63%
  • GITMO is a fine GULAG.

    10 15.63%
  • The UN is lying.

    23 35.94%
  • GITMO reflects contemporary USA mores.

    21 32.81%
  • GITMO upholds the finest standards of USA Justice.

    21 32.81%
  • GITMO is a continuing embarrassment.

    27 42.19%
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Thread: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Awesome. Perhaps the answer is to kill them on the battlefield.
    Why would giving them a trial be so difficult/objectionable that you would prefer to kill innocent people?

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    If he was indeed innocent__IF?__Then he is what the military calls collateral damage.

    It is WAR and unfortunately that's the nature of the beast, so man up and deal with it.
    He was. the people who tortured him admit that. And you seem awful cavalier about the suffering of someone else. I wonder how forgiving you would be if it were you or a loved one?

    But let's step back for a minute. I've given you the literature, and verifiable examples of where it's gone wrong. Outside of your belief, or maybe because someone told you it worked, can you give me as much as I've given you? You know, something clear and verifiable?

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Either we are part of the U.N. and care what it thinks or not. I am certainly tired of politician saying we need to enforce U.N. resolutions as a reason to justify wars we want to fight while saying the U.N. is threatening our government and we should ignore it when it points out what we do wrong.

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That is, indeed, the nature of war, and has been ever since Og knocked Grog on the head and took over his cave.

    So, what's up with all the nonsense about fighting for someone else's freedom, or winning hearts and minds?
    It's political rhetoric to calm the critics of the war for which I am one, although it does't work on me.

    If these people would protest the war itself rather than it's dynamics, we could share some common ground.
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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    It's political rhetoric to calm the critics of the war for which I am one, although it does't work on me.

    If these people would protest the war itself rather than it's dynamics, we could share some common ground.
    Both deserve criticism. It is not either or.

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    It's political rhetoric to calm the critics of the war for which I am one, although it does't work on me.

    If these people would protest the war itself rather than it's dynamics, we could share some common ground.
    I will ask you also. Why would giving them a trial be so difficult/objectionable that you would prefer to kill innocent people? Organised crime in the U.S has killed far more people, and yet even during the 1930s they where still even trials before being killed. Christ even Eichmann got a fair trial, why don't these people deserve one?

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Bah i meant imprison not kill

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    These detainees are prisoners of war.
    The war must be settled and the prisoners returned to their native land.
    No trials.

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    I still dont know why Obama doesnt do the smart thing...transfer all the prisoners at GITMO to the black ops prisons at Bagram. Everyone would be happy.

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    Re: United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I still dont know why Obama doesnt do the smart thing...transfer all the prisoners at GITMO to the black ops prisons at Bagram. Everyone would be happy.
    Yeah, no one would protest that
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