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Steve Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    German and Italian POWs were held in the USA during WW1 and 2. Why is Congress so afraid of these Al Qayada Poster Children? GITMO is the number one recruiting tool for terrorists and makes every stand out nation takes on human rights, rule of law, and democratic freedoms a laughingstock. There are max security prisons ready and able to take these people, why are people so afraid?
    The terrorists are winning the PR battle.
    Sadly,
    C.

  2. Zipi

    Zipi said, about 1 year ago

    Steve, you missed the barbed wire fence around the entire island.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    The war on terror will never be won as long as the gap between the rich rich and the middle class and poor continues to widen, as set by republican policy.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 1 year ago

    Many of the people in GTMO aren’t guilty of anything and the Obama administration and various other government goons aren’t going to make it easy for them to prove their innocence.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    I hate to use the absurd, Chilbilly, but I’m going to anyway. Are you insinuating that our government did profiling and imprisoned people in Guantanamo because they looked like terrorists?

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    The median wage in Pakistan is about $150 a year. Loudly announce, ’I’ll give 100 years wages to anyone who hands me a terrorist’ and see how many you get. Plus the person handing his enemy over will swear on the Bible that the person is a terrorist (good enough for US law).

  7. gmgodsil

    gmgodsil said, about 1 year ago

    This one is not even funny or poignant.

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    As well as House Republicant’s.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    I saw that story on TV on one of the more reliable networks, either MSNBC or Comedy Central.

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    The US declared war on Japan, and Germany then declared war on the US. So the soldiers of both Japan and Germany were indeed enemy combatants. But, neither the US nor any other country has actually declared war on any other country here. So, these people are NOT enemy combatants. But anybody that would kill innocent people IS certainly a criminal. These people are certainly no more enemy combatants than are gang members that do drive by shooting, and therefore also kill innocent people! All of these people should be tried in a court of law, and if found guilty then incarcerated in federal prisons. We should give no more status to these criminals than any other criminals, especially as those behind terrorism want such people to be treated as martyrs anyway!!

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    Please read the following:
    “Federal prison breakouts are rarer than state prison escapes. One federal prisoner escaped and was recaptured in 1999, out of a prison population of more than 115,000. He was the only one to escape in the past four years. " I goggled “How many people escape from federal prisons?” And as I expected, this was the answer. Look for yourself at:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2001/02/how_often_do_prisoners_escape.html


    If you go to a high security federal prison you do NOT escape, and these are absolutely NOT country clubs as some of our more misinformed people here would say! I have seen several programs on such places, and I can not imagine a worse fate that to be incarcerated there for the rest of my life with no possibility of parole. Death by almost any means would be preferable!!

  12. PMcDonald1963

    PMcDonald1963 said, about 1 year ago

    We would all be better off if we ignored the trolls (Ms. Ima, HOWGOZIT, Gore Bane, Brandon, etc.) … all they do is spew the same one-and-two-line bulsit on each page — rants that get under the skin of right-minded people … consider that either (1) none of them care any more than to hit-and-run like most who spray grafitti on any blank space, and don’t really care what anybody thinks, or (2) some right-wing/Tea Party sugah dadda pays them to spew this garbage, making them low-life freeloaders, just as they accuse everybody who actually employs actual thought processes before posting on the Internet.

    I would be VERY interested to see a DD214 proving more than three months of honorable service from any of these right-wing trolls … but I expect that could never happen …

    Just a couple of cents from a 20-year USMC (Ret) who earned a master’s degree in something other than a redneck agenda …

  13. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    There’s a saying in the ‘hood’, SHOW YOU RIGHT ! Amen to that !

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