Would we be safer with him still in Guantanamo Bay? There have been a number of detainees who have returned to the battlefield to fight for enemies of U.S.
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I don't think there were any peaceful people in Gitmo. As a former Marine you must realize it held people there that had killed, planned to kill or desired to kill you and your fellow Marines.
We can assume that, but since there were no trials, we really don't know. It's not uncommon for the wrong people to get scooped up in a raid. It happens all the time in the civilian world. It can certainly happen in the fog of war as well.
The detainees at Gitmo were NOT part of a civil crime. You said it yourself, "fog of war." War is different. There's no CSI team after a battle. Are you going to interview the enemy? Military trials are the only way. This is war on foreign soil.
Of course you're going to interview the enemy. It's called an interrogation. I have no problem with a military trial as long as it isn't delayed indefinitely. Many of the people nabbed in the raids had all charges dismissed after being held for years
So we go to enemy shooting and bombing our military and ask if the person we have captured actually engaged in killing our soldiers? Will they confirm this person is planning terrorist activities? I don't think that would work very well.
You have no comprehension of reality. These were hard core terrorists. You must have never seen such people. They would have no problem killing you and anyone you love. They may even post it on YouTube.
You are insulting me for answering the question that you asked? Sorry, that I didn't answer the question that was in your head. I'm sorry that you are wetting your pants over imagined scenarios.
Terrorists have no such prisons, because they kill rather than take prisoners. Maybe we should adopt the same policy. It would be much cheaper and less politically damaging.