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‘Gitmo’ must keep prisoners

June 10, 2013

Most of the 166 prisoners being held at the U.S. prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base are more than “terrorist suspects,” the term used often to describe them....

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rocky1

Jun-10-13 12:13 PM

Agree!

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Scarecrow57

Jun-10-13 12:31 PM

Obama cannot be bothered by his friends at Gitmo. He is to busy spying on Americans and abusing his power via the IRS against his opponents.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-10-13 1:16 PM

It has become crystal clear that even Obama cannot do the wrong thing here. He has promised to close this facility reaffirmed his commitment to closing it and has not been able to do it. I wish that more of his half thought plans went this exact same way... we could have been way farther along the way to recovery without these constant disruptive mistakes.

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rschweizer

Jun-10-13 1:55 PM

Where is the LH getting its information from? It was the Republicans who wanted to keep this camp open after 9/11 and the failed invasion of Iraq. The Democrats were going ape over wanting to close it because detainees were being held with no probable cause.

Who's sailing the LH ship?

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Pards13

Jun-10-13 4:44 PM

I don't think either side wants to close Gitmo. They can't bring them into the US as no one wants to deal with them and they can't let them go because most of prisoners will be back trying to kill Americans. You really can't pay to much attention as to what a politician says. It's better to watch what they do. NO one wants to deal with the problem and are perfectly willing to push it off on the next "guy".

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rschweizer

Jun-10-13 5:48 PM

Pards13, many of these prisoners have yet to be linked to any serious threat and are being held indefinitely, so allowing them to go back so they 'will be back trying to kill Americans' is utterly baseless.

In fact, forcing them to stay there is a slap in the face to the justice system, as there is no due process, including habeas corpus, a trial, testimony, etc.

I have no problem with leaving that camp open if we can actually have a proven reason for actually keeping these prisoners there.

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Pards13

Jun-10-13 6:05 PM

You know you are right. they should come to Fulton county. Can't be any worse than what we have here now. Now seriously if it is baseless then why haven't they been released and the prison closed? It seems that all that needs to be done is a Presidential order, it is a military prison, right?

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rschweizer

Jun-10-13 7:15 PM

Pards13, that's the point: the reason they haven't been released is because our genius Congress and previous president signed into law a clause that allows them to be there for an indefinite amount of time and for the littlest (if any) of reasons.

Your tax dollars at work.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-10-13 9:30 PM

RS, why do you believe that your president would maintain a prison for prisoners of war if he didn't wholeheartedly agree with the decision? As someone else has said it would only take a signature on his well used presidential executive order to get exactly what he said he would do. Why do you support release of wartime prisoners? Do you really believe that there is anyone imprisoned there that is worthy of release? WHat exactly do they feed you or dose you with in that place in which you reside?

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drugsrus

Jun-10-13 11:05 PM

swizzer, how about we let all those Muslims out, build a nice camp fire down on the beach, cook some brats and ribs, have a few brews, and tell them how sorry we are for inconveniencing them for the past few years. We could ask them if there is anything they would like to blow up.

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daywash123

Jun-11-13 5:54 AM

You know the best thing about being politically incorrect? I can say things like, "Let's help them become the martyrs they wish to be", and all the liberal boos I get don't bother me in the least.

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getreal

Jun-11-13 6:59 AM

Rschweizer....where was the justice system for all the people in the world trade center!

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Pards13

Jun-11-13 10:43 AM

What has been done can usually be undone, especially if they want to. My feeling is that there is little if no desire to get rid of Gitmo prison by any one in Washington. They all cry out of one side of their face how bad it is and the other side they say keep it. So typical of politicians, all the hard questions they kick down the road and let someone else take care of it.

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rschweizer

Jun-11-13 3:00 PM

getreal, 'where was the justice system for all the people in the world trade center! '

That's the same question that can be asked of any victim.

The difference is the alleged suspects get trials by juries of their peers as the law provides, which is exactly my point and exactly what the lawyers are fighting for.

Justice for the victims can only be had if justice is served to the suspects.

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gville70

Jun-11-13 5:07 PM

I've been to Cuba many times and that was back when it held the worst of Cuba's crimials and AIDS patients.. I say keep it open as long as you can.. Not to be harsh but I wouldn't want to see any of them get to the US.. BTW this was back in the early 90's

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drugsrus

Jun-11-13 7:09 PM

swizzer, good idea let's have a civil trial for all those murdering Islamists. HEY - and maybe we could get F Lee Baily to defend them on a pro bono thing.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-11-13 9:55 PM

In a Gallup tracking poll released Tuesday, former-President George W. Bush currently stands with a favorability rating of 49%, compared to 46% who see the 43rd president unfavorably. Meanwhile, another Gallup poll shows President Obama with only a 47% approval rating, with 44% disapproving.

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TiredOfTax

Jun-11-13 9:59 PM

Bush has seen improvement among independents and both political parties. Twenty-four percent of Democrats view him in a positive light, according to the new survey, compared to 10% in January 2009. Republicans saw a 14 percentage point jump, with 84% now having a positive opinion of Bush.

The biggest increase came among independents. While 29% gave him a favorable rating in 2009, that number now stands at 46%.

The Gallup results fall in line with a CNN/ORC International Poll released in late April

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rschweizer

Jun-11-13 10:42 PM

TiredOfTax, that's a pretty loaded question, as you're comparing a president out of office to one in office. I could see that question being fair if you're attempting to rank presidents, but in terms of favorability between now and then seems unascertainable.

If, however, you want to rank presidents I guess you should know that Bush 2 still ranks somewhere among the bottom 5 by post polls.

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rschweizer

Jun-11-13 10:43 PM

drugsrus, once again you show your racism.

You do realize that if the guys at Gitmo are 'murdering islamists' then that makes you a 'christian terrorist' right?

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rschweizer

Jun-11-13 10:46 PM

gville70, are you comparing AIDS patients to prisoners held on 'suspicion of terrorism' ?

Looks to be that way to me.

Typical rubbish r-edneck, backward, Fulton County-educated, trailer park low-IQ at work.

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drugsrus

Jun-11-13 11:39 PM

swizzer, so where is the "peaceful" side of Islam??? If you are not Islam and practicing Sharia you are an infidel and the Koran states that infidels must die. Why is racism always a one way street???? Why are we always afraid of upsetting the Muslims???? ......... (crickets)

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TiredOfTax

Jun-12-13 6:54 AM

With RS it is just like Oklahoma, he spins everything that we have into a mass of garbage as he types! Leaving behind rubble and shreds that once were truths, now are rotting pieces or liberalism.

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getreal

Jun-12-13 7:18 AM

Jury of Peers? You are Insane! I would never consider myself one of their peers, I don't murder people because they don't believe in my religion, I don't expect people to think the same way I do, nor do I want to kill other people for not thinking the same way I do. So who would sit on this jury? I can say it would not be peers!

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gville70

Jun-12-13 7:23 AM

Hey rschweizer you are a moron and my IQ is far higher than yours, why else would I have to clarify a simple statement to you.. Gitmo not only houses terror suspects it also holds criminals , drug traffickers and others picked up by the Navy on the seas.. Also AIDS was not curable back when they were detained to die rather than spread it in the US.. I don't suspect you will have the ability to understand this anyway..

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