Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al-Qaeda

Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al-Qaeda


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Here's where I stand concerning Gitmo:  If George W. Bush, when he was president, would've subjected the Gitmo detainees to a military tribunal to try them for war crimes, we wouldn't have to be faced with the issue of Gitmo and President Obama releasing Gitmo detainees.  During the Bush administration and even during Obama's administration, there has been much debate over using torture methods such as waterboarding to extract information from Gitmo detainees to find out what the terrorists' next moves are.  If we would've tried them a long time ago, it would've been a different story.  I'm not opposed to using methods to extract information from war criminals to determine what the enemy's next move is.  However, leaving these detainees in Gitmo for over 13 years is stupid considering in World War II and past wars the U.S. used military tribunals to convict those guilty of war crimes.  We still need to be doing that.  Click on the above link to read the story.

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