View Poll Results: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I'm against the death penalty, so I have to disagree. If we kill them, what makes us any better than them?
    What makes us any more secure if we simply allow it to continue unabated and indefinitely? I understand it's an issue of moral relativism but again, I'd point out that pious platitudes go no way towards addressing crises as they unfold.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I will never understand why people think that lowering themselves to the level of their enemy makes them the bigger man. If anything it makes them just as bad as their enemies.
    Well sugar with your mentality here's hoping they don't wipe out and destroy you next. When dealing with an enemy you have to get to their level in order to be in a position to stop the carnage.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    What makes us any more secure if we simply allow it to continue unabated and indefinitely? I understand it's an issue of moral relativism but again, I'd point out that pious platitudes go no way towards addressing crises as they unfold.
    Why do we HAVE to kill them? Why not just lock them away?

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Well sugar with your mentality here's hoping they don't wipe out and destroy you next. When dealing with an enemy you have to get to their level in order to be in a position to stop the carnage.
    The very same level they set for us to respond to, I hasten to add. Beheadings and hijacked aircraft are hardly signatures of Western conduct.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    I refer you to my earlier post.

    On the off chance that no one ever informed you thus, your gushing fount of emotion would inspire no reciprocity in these animals. It's your call. You can continue to chafe beneath the weight of an assumed identity or you can wake the **** up.
    Well...just because they are scum does not mean we have to become it ourselves. If we're really as big and bad as we pretend, we can afford to cut these few people loose. What are you afraid of...


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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Maybe we should define "war". Apparently, its definition has been expanded over the last few decades, and become more rhetorical.

    Are we "at war" with the "war on terror"? Literally, or rhetorically?

    War used to be a declared state of aggression against another country. Now, we have the "war on terror", the "war on drugs", the "war on women", the "war on Christmas", ad nauseum.

    Just because we spew forth the "war" rhetoric doesn't mean we really are at war. Hence, the standard rules regarding holding prisoners until the war is over do not apply. There is no war, in the correct and legal definition. It's just rhetoric to get the easily-led to fall into line and buy into things that they shouldn't buy into.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    A perfect example of proving we are not who we say we are. Killing innocent people---no problem.
    Why kill the enemy suddenly become a problem? Those who comprise the camp, never served in the Afghanistan military and never fought with our army face to face. They are bandits- mercenaries, who are not subject to a court-martial and are not subjects of the Geneva convention. Kill them.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Innocent people have been killed in every war the US has engaged. And is still going on today with Obama's drones killing innocent people and killing without a trial. In fact Obama kills them so he does not have to put them in Club Getmo.
    And, that really sucks, but it's still better than killing defenseless people who are incarcerated.

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Why do we HAVE to kill them? Why not just lock them away?
    Why must we let them live after they've casually dispensed with such high-mindedness? In order that we should satisfy some misplaced, self-congratulatory ideal that our enemies don't share, while giving them the green light for further atrocities?

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    Re: What should we do with the Guantanamo prisoners?

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Why kill the enemy suddenly become a problem? Those who comprise the camp, never served in the Afghanistan military and never fought with our army face to face. They are bandits- mercenaries, who are not subject to a court-martial and are not subjects of the Geneva convention. Kill them.
    They haven't even been proven to be "the enemy."

    At this point, let them go. What can they do to us?

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