Comments on: 100 less days to find a Gitmo solution http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RD Low http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13833 Mon, 04 May 2009 08:13:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13833 So ANUBIS, your saying that you’ve actually tortured suspects to get confessions?? Since you have worked in criminal justice right. And YOU obviously have first hand knowledge that they were sold to the CIA–right.The city streets are a little different than war my friend, and the sooner people like you quit feeling sorry for these TERRORISTS, the better off we’ll all be. Your probably one of these people who complains that it takes to long to get through airport security these days. If it wasn’t for people like ME, who have served this country, and who believe you do whatever it takes to protect this country, people like you would’nt be able to cry about the rights of some puke who wants to kill you and your family. It’s amazing how soon people forget September 11. How many lives would’ve been saved had we got ahold of some of the TERRORIST pilots before they crashed those planes. But I guess we should have offered them a nice dinner with drinks and a massage, then they probably would have told us everything–right.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13757 Fri, 01 May 2009 16:12:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13757 Our foreign policy is one of our biggest flaws as a nation.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13751 Fri, 01 May 2009 14:09:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13751 I love it when people start chanting mantras about “they are being held without a trial!!!” (reminds me of the never-forgotten “BUSH LIED” barks), giving military combatants all the rights so quickly shat upon, that is, the bill of rights.

These are not American citizens, they are terrorists. You do realize that, right? I don’t want to recommend you watch a beheading video on the internet to get some perspective, but you can’t possibly be that obtuse to think these are normal small-time criminals who were caught with a joint at a routine traffic stop do you?

I find it amusing how all of this has played out though. There was a huge drum beat to close Gitmo from the beginning, and when the O-Administration suggests initial ideas, they include that the prisoners could be released as free citizens… then when the public flips out and they quickly retort with, “just kidding!”

Have you heard someone say something such as, “Wow you look really fat today… just kidding!!”? Some use the “quick reversal apology” technique to judge a comments sting, in this case, how fat their friend is. They are abusing their friend knowing that if they quickly apologize for the comment, they cannot be held accountable for saying it because its now under the guise of an apology. In the end, they still got to say what they felt and also now know how their friend will react to it.

In the case of this administration, they say “we hope to release them…” and just as quickly as they see the shocked looks and open jaws from the American public before their eyes, they quickly retort with a smile, “ummm… just kidding!!”.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13749 Fri, 01 May 2009 13:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13749 So RD LOW, you have first hand knowledge of these detainees crimes. Are you an eye witness to their acts of terror? Or are you simply recounting the testimony of their captors who sold them to the CIA? Having worked in criminal justice I know first hand how unreliable confessions and hearsay evidence is. Particularly in the light of torturing people for confessions. I bet you would admit to being George Washington to get the torture to stop.

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By: Alex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13715 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:40:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13715 I agree, this facility should not exist in first place. Those men are kept there without a trial. Who convicted them, some CIA agent? This just shows US Govt. doesn’t treat everyone equal.

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By: phoenix1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13675 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:04:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13675 I think the detainees should be forced to watch cable news 24/7 for 14 days.

They will confess.

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By: Lee Siu Hoi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13648 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:41:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13648 Gitmo should not exist in the first place. If there is no Gitmo in the first place, where should the Americans take their POW’s ? Home! This is the price you should pay.

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By: RD LOW http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/100-less-days-to-find-a-gitmo-solution/#comment-13646 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:34:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3230#comment-13646 I completely agree with senator McConnell. Closing “GITMO” is the dumbest thing we could do. I am a combat veteran and I can tell you, the first thing those prisoners will when they are released is join back up with their terroist buddies and start planning their next attack. These “Terrorists” are not locked up for no reason. Everyone of them is a threat to this nations security. They should have already been tried, convicted and executed. The only thing the Obama administration has done so far is to make this country less safe, and put us deeper in debt. Instead of running around apologizing to all these countries who would love to do harm to the United States, he should be concentrating on our nations security. But what can you expect from someone who has never served in the Armed Forces, faced the enemy and seen what they’re capable of. The terrorists don’t care about us. If you are not like them then you are the enemy, and they will do whatever it takes to destroy you, and until Obama and his band of non-tax paying misfits figure that out our nations security is at risk.

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