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Gitmo to Close Within A Year

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Dragoon68, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Dragoon68

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    Gitmo to Close Within a Year: Obama to Sign Order Tomorrow

    The Obamanites are fools to do this! It is a shameful act not to continue holding these prisoners indefinitely and to proceed with prosecuting them by military tribunal as the unlawful enemy combatants they are. It is a slap in the face to those who've suffered at the hands of these terrorists and to those that have been fighting against them. It reflects Obama's level of inexperience and poor judgment. It confirms within days just what kind of ridiculous "changes" we're going to see in the coming years.
     
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    This is fantastic news! I am glad that President Obama is already beginning to repair the image of the United States and is upholding our ideals once again for all the world to see. :thumbs:
     
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    Ken, what do you think that we should do with the detainees?

    Where should we send them?
     
  4. KenH

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    From the article: " Earlier this month on "This Week," Obama outlined for George Stephanopoulos how difficult the closure would be: "I think it's going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak to help design exactly what we need to do. But I don't want to be ambiguous about this. We are going to close Guantanamo and we are going to make sure that the procedures we set up are ones that abide by our Constitution." "

    Apparently, there will be about a year to make a determination on this. Once a determination is made feel free to ask me what I think about it.
     
  5. Salty

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    Yes, isn't it fantastic that prisoners who have been released have been full rehabilitated and no longer a threat to those who desire true freedom.
    For those of you who dont believe Ken and myself, check this link
     
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    PS I am willing to listen to facts
     
  7. Mexdeaf

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    I'll donate some money to open a half-way house for them...

    Half-way between Gitmo and Iraq ought to be about right.

    That's in the middle of the ocean, you say?

    Hope they can swim!!:tongue3:
     
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    I would say you have your facts right:thumbsup:
     
  9. OldRegular

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    People knew it and yet voted for him. They will get more than they wished for like open homosexuality in the military. That will result in fewer volunteers and possibly a return to the draft.
     
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    You mean we will return to a wimp nation like we were under Carter and Clinton and get a military full of sexual perverts as a bonus.
     
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    Sounds good to me. :thumbs:
     
  12. Enoch

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    Great let's send them to your house Ken! :thumbsup: You could start a half way house for terrorists or should we say "assumed" terrorists. Just make sure it's up to par so they can pray to mecca and eat the right diet. Don't forget your gloves Ken when touching their Koran, I think Costco has a good price for cases of gloves.
     
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    Finally, we will quit holding people indefinitely with no charges, no visitation, and no access to courts or counsel.
     
  14. Enoch

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    Are there some detainees that you haven't been able to visit? It must be a bummer. Maybe you can visit them at Ken's place. He might need some help, it might get a bit overwhelming. :laugh:
     
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    We've been doing that a long long time for our citizens and residents. We just don't think it's smart to do that with unlawful enemy combatants captured in war. We always seemed to understand that in the past but for some reason we've now confused civil law, criminal law, and the laws of war. We've lost our ability to make common sense judgments. Now we wish to grant the rights of citizenship to terrorist bent on destroying us. It's a real shame!
     
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    What's your idea, Dragoon68? Just line them all up and shoot them without a trial? Hold them for the next 40-50 years of their natural lives without a trial?

    Normally, enemy combatants are released when a war ends. How does a war against terrorism ever reach a conclusion? A person can commit an act of terror anytime, anywhere.
     
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    ==I agree, but look on the bright side: they are going to find out how hard/impossible it is to put these prisoners anywhere but Gitmo. Many of the same people who demanded it be closed will get angry if Mr. Obama tries to put one of the prisoners in their state pen. I predict a great big mess.
     
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    I am not asking you if you agree with where the Obama administration is proposing to put them...

    I am asking you where you think they should put them.

    I take it that you personally have no idea.

    But you do have an opinion about closing Gitmo.

    So you formed an opinion without thought or information?
     
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    I agree with Ken. Closing Gitmo is great news! It is not American to hold someone indefinitely without any chance of even defending themselves.

    These people should be charged or let go!
     
  20. targus

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    Let go to where?
     
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