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Boots
 
June 9th, 2005  
wolfen
 
Ok Monty I just have to open this can of worms , isn't war in itself a barbaric act in the first place?
June 9th, 2005  
FRO
 
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Sam
That's a bunch of bull.... I think there's never enough punishment for the terrorists....
Actually, I didn't say anything about torture. Those incarcerated at Gitmo have been labelled "unlawful combatants" and have been denied PoW status and the rights accorded that designation. I'm not going to dive into claim and counter-claim regarding torture.

Finessing around treaty obligations (the USA is a signatory of the Geneva Conventions) is, in my opinion, a bad idea. There is a reason the USA signed those conventions and a reason why an important facet of the USA legal system is due process. Every time a treaty obligation is ignored or a cornerstone of the legal system is denied, a little bit of what makes America great erodes.

But that's just my opinion.

FRO
June 10th, 2005  
Lord Londonderry
 
Yep! I think it wil be closing down and a good thing too.

Hopefully Hicks will get sent back to Australia.

He might face a fair trial there.
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