Comments on: Gitmo: Too dangerous to release? Not so fast. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: OneOfTheSheep Sat, 17 May 2014 22:29:50 +0000 Coindependent understands. The rest of commentors through tpvero are either pursuing a hidden agenda, or typify the product a failed American educational system dominated by unions produces and how it thinks (or can’t think).

By: tpvero Sat, 17 May 2014 07:11:26 +0000 It is sad that the most showy example of democracy in the world has failed so miserably and so publicly. Guantanamo actually belongs to a Banana republic disguised as a democracy. It has been clear for a long time that the people held at Guantanamo are surrogate whipping boys. Our government botched everything about 9 11 from beginning to this present state of huffing and puffing and going nowhere. The only people who seem to think Guantanamo serves any purpose are the paranoids in office who think deep denial is some sort of substitute for a deep investigation that should have been taking place all these years. Guantanamo is just part of a grand implausible story only simpletons can believe.

By: brotherkenny4 Fri, 16 May 2014 19:34:16 +0000 There are numerous actions taken by our leaders that indicate to people who can think that they are liars and don’t believe in any form of justice. Their repetition of words like freedom and justice are simply tools they use to manipulate the simple minded. The actions taken at Gitmo are one prime example. Here stands proof of our leaders lying and disingenuous nature. They, without a doubt, do not believe in what they say they do at election time. They really can’t expect anyone to respect laws of any type if they cannot be just in their actions. Neither democrats or republicans have any right to claim that they are anything more than scam artists trying to get themselves rich. We know this for a fact because of Gitmo and numerous other lies and injustices that they perpetrate.

By: 2Borknot2B Fri, 16 May 2014 18:07:55 +0000 Gitmo has little to do with the detainees. They are just a front for MIC budgetary justification and left overs of the cold war. They could have picked a more stable land mass, but I guess that isn’t even a consideration by people who don’t even believe that man can make a difference to the planet. L.

By: COindependent Fri, 16 May 2014 14:25:32 +0000 If my daughter whined as much as the author of this article, I would send her to her room until she got her thoughts in order.

The author fails to acknowledge that those in Gitmo are enemy combatants–not part of any organized, government sponsored, or uniformed army as defined under the Geneva conventions. Therefore, the rules are different–and they should be treated differently. Does the author really believe that should we call the war in Afghanistan ended that these guys will not continue to pursue Americans in any corner of the globe? Let alone kill civilians within their own country–as if the Taliban are part of some social welfare organization. Obviously, she does.

This article reads like a bleeding-heart screed, to the point where it is laughable. Yes, the U.S. is so mean to these guys–with 3 hots, color TV and health care. Those released from Gitmo in the past leave 20 pounds heavier, with their teeth fixed.

Perhaps the author should invest the same emotion for the 3,000 innocents killed on 9/11, the 4,000 military killed serving their country, or the thousands of those injured, and their families. Or her cohort in journalism, Daniel Pearl. Then perhaps what little empathy I have for the guys in Gitmo and their supporters might see the light of day.

By: Kailim Fri, 16 May 2014 10:32:20 +0000 I think the trials against war criminals of WW II, which ended in 1945, are harder and more complicated. However the Nuremberg Trials and the Tokyo Trials completed in 1946 and 1948 respectively.

By: BrianatReuters Thu, 15 May 2014 20:02:28 +0000 .
if the USA – at some future date –
then this article lays out a course of action.

But what indication do you have that either the US President, the US Congress or the vast majority of the American people even understand the concept of the Rule of Law,
let alone support it ?

By: hedgewitch Thu, 15 May 2014 19:38:41 +0000 Follow the money. Why did the U.S. House Armed Services Committee earmark $69 million in its proposed budget last week for 2015 Defense Department spending to build a new prison at GITMO as Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald described in detail on May 12 – also linked by several sites – TomDispatch, McClatchy. Pork for their favorite construction/engineering firms like the big spending/military construction in Africa for US AFRICOM?

By: dd606 Thu, 15 May 2014 16:47:29 +0000 “It’s therefore hard to believe the government couldn’t find people to provide enough evidence to prosecute these 45 alleged al Qaeda or Taliban fighters. If, indeed, they’ve done anything wrong.”


You mean… Provide enough evidence, like they did with OJ?

We ARE talking about America, right?