Monday, June 27, 2005

The truth about Gitmo

This headline is an outright lie, and the rest of the article repeats lies of Gitmo prisoner and Koran "abuse." The Islamofascists are lucky we bothered to take them alive. I thought they were anxious to meet Allah?

Lawmakers: Guantanamo Conditions Improve

Improve? The fact is that that no one has found evidence of Gitmo prisoners being abused. The only "evidence" is made-up lies by anti-American groups like Amnesty International, the ACLU, and of course Al-Jazeera with the terrorists' blessings.

The members of Congress touring Gitmo learned that prisoners have been treated exceptionally well since the beginning. Via Confederate Yankee, try this story and this if you want truthful reporting. The only abuse at Gitmo, Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu tells us, is committed by the prisoners on American troops. He went as part of a Department of Defense group to determine if prisoners were being treated too harshly, and he concluded just the opposite.

Daniel Pipes and Michelle Malkin have long since pointed out that we've released Gitmo prisoners only to meet them again on the battlefield. Power Line talks about the latest round, several Pakistanis who can't wait to return home to fight Americans.

For detaining "innocent people," we certainly have to fight a lot of them again.


Anonymous AK said...

The biggest problem I have about Gitmo is that the federal government has it all wrong. They are acting like our inalienable rights end at the US border while US law has it's tentacles wrapped around the globe. That's the whole point of keeping them on leased land outside the US.

I have to come down firmly on the side that inalienable rights exist everywhere, for everyone. US law stops at the US border.

Give the prisoners access to the courts.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:45:00 AM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

They're foreign nationals who are not part of a formal military, who have militarily engaged American forces. They don't deserve courts, but military tribunals.

These are the worst of the worst. We've captured tens of thousands, but only a fraction wind up at Guantanamo.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike C. said...

Give the prisoners access to the courts.

These were men captured on the battlefield fighting against our forces. Regardless of their status (POWs, unlawful combatants) it would be unprecedented to give them access to civilian courts. Even if they qualified for POW status, which I don't believe they do, the standard procedure as per the Geneva Conventions is to hold them without charges or access to courts of law until the end of hostilities. Unless you believe that either the war is over or that we are not actually in a war, they do not qualify for civilian trials.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:40:00 AM  

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