Bush does Flip-Flop on Gitmo

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    From the wonderful FOX Network! (courtesy of News Hounds)

    Today on Fox Studio B, Shepard Smith announced that President Bush was now going to follow the Geneva Convention in regards to the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

    Smith stated that 'at one point they said the Geneva Convention did not apply there' but 'now the president says they will follow the Geneva Conventions' despite the fact that torture and any coerced testimony is not allowed. (Flip Flop anyone?)

    He went on to say that the president was inviting journalists to go down to Guantanamo Bay.

    A video clip was shown of the President meeting with EU leaders and saying that he was just waiting on our judicial system. Our judicial system would have to decide if they would be tried at a military court or a civilian court.

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    Hasn't the administration been screaming for months that the Geneva Convention didn't apply to these prisoners? All of a sudden, it will? I'd say that's a classic flip flop, especially when Fox, themselves, admit it. I like how the president invited the journalists down there. Why now? Is it all **** and span now? Why weren't they allowed down for 3 years?
     
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    There was never any torture at Gitmo so where is the flip flop?
     
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    He's going above and beyond what's legally required just to shut up libs, and because we're the U.S.,we're better, and we hold ourselves to higher standards even when we don't have to. We're good. Get a grip, Grabby.
     
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    I understand. Saddam never tortured anyone either. :moon4:
     
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    Who said I had one? :rotflmao: :bow2:
     
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    Can you produce any evidence of torture on Bush's part?
     
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    You are beyond contempt. Durbin wannabe. You haven't run for office. :lame2:
     
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    So the still photos, films and numerous eyewitness accounts are not proof enough?
    You simply have no respect for the sactity of human life. What the US is doing at Gitmo is no different than what the Germans and Japanese did in WWII. It is merely being carried out on a smaller scale.
    You are allowing your hatred to cloud your judgement. People do not become less than human simply because you dislike them.
    Durbin has the right idea. At least he has a conscience.
     
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    If the U.S. government is going to treat prisoners as bad and inhumane as the terrorists do, how do we avoid being classified as terrorists?
    It works both ways.
     
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    Sometimes, you just wanna reach out and "touch" somebody...
     

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