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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Unfortunately it’s been so long since these guys were originally incarcerated there is no clean way to resolve this. It’s a mess, will always be a mess and a political nightmare since it has gone on so long.
    IMO these guys should have been tried as “war criminals” years ago or released and we take our chances with their “possible future terrorist activity.” Besides now the republicans are getting fired up to fire up “Benghazi 3.” This whole scenario is so pathetic.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    Agreed. The longer this goes on, the worse it gets. We talk freedoms and act indefinite detention. If we want to be the people we think we see in the mirror, we have some work to do.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 1 year ago

    In war, prisoners are exchanged according to agreement between sides or repatriated at the end of hostilities. Has the war on terror ended? Has the enemy negotiated for an exchange of prisoners? I guess the enemy has no prisoners to exchange for we taught the Afghanistanians well during their war against the USSR.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    ^you can’t have a war on terror – that is pure rhetoric. war is fought between state actors. terrorism is a tactic, like ‘shock and awe’. however clearly terrorism is more powerful and more effective than ‘shock and awe’, as ‘shock and awe’ begets terrorism.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Guantanamo Bay hunger strike is apparently still on despite President Obama’s renewed vow on closing the prison on the U.S. base in Cuba.

    A U.S. military spokesman said there are still 100 prisoners refusing to eat as of Wednesday. Lt. Col. Samuel House said 23 of them are being force fed to prevent starvation.

    House said the prison camps appeared calm a day earlier as word spread that Obama had said at a news conference that he would try to persuade Congress to end the restrictions that have prevented his administration from emptying the prison that now holds 166 men.

    A lawyer visiting the camps this week tells the Associated Press that he doesn’t think the hunger strike will end until the U.S. resumes transferring prisoners out of Guantanamo.
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/01/guantanamo-hunger-strike/2127003/

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish While I am not questioning the current administrations efforts to close this problem. Is there someplace that we could actually find these restrictions by the Republicans in Congress that are stopping the closing down of this facility?


    After all terrorism is no more or less of a crime than any other murder of innocent people (such as drive by shootings by gang members). And we do have very secure federal penitentiaries for such federal crimes within the US itself. Why make these men (and possibly even women) so special (which seems to be just what Islamic extremists seem to want anyway)? Would not our own sense of US Constitutional justice be better served by treating these people as we would any other violent federal criminals?

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    RWNJ’s in the House won’t fund the closing of Gitmo but, it’s Obama’s fault. For RWNJ’s, that is.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Shoot, according to Obama, the Terrorists are on the run, decimated, unable to mount any serious attack….

    So let those guys go back to that defeated camp. What’s the big deal?

  9. bgcmagic

    bgcmagic said, about 1 year ago

    I think gitmo is a perfect place for untried war criminals, when the war ends, then we have a trial. Leave em there!

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    he whole Gitmo thing is crazy, remember it was set up by the Bush admin. I mean the thing is on the island of Cuba. Its ok to have a high security prison on Cuba but you can’t go to Havana as a tourist? I’m at the point that we should either execute these remaining people or let them go.

  11. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 1 year ago

    @rightisright

    Oooh, “Muslim sympathizers!” Booga booga!

    Religion doesn’t enter into it, but I’ll freely admit to sympathizing with any persons who’ve had to suffer decade-plus long imprisonment without having been proven guilty of or even charged with any crime. Better send my name to Senator McCarthy right away, chuckles.

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    Bruce4671 said, about 12 hours ago

    “Shoot, according to Obama, the Terrorists are on the run, decimated, unable to mount any serious attack….”

    decimated
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decimate

    seems pretty accurate to me. and understatement, in fact.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    The clearest way is to release them all apologize and give some kind of compensation and hope they haven’t been radicalized by the totalitarian treatment the “land of the free” gave them.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Justice22

    This is not a war. But by calling it a war it can never end.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Justice22

    Fighting a war against terror with terror is illogical. Terrorizing is what war does. It is a tactic.

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