Lawyers are nicer than sharks

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    Pentagon shamefully backed away from the very reasonable condemnation of the US law firms representing Guantanamo detainees. American lawyers undo the injustices inflicted by the American soldiers who fight and die in Afghanistan. Only a handful out of the thousands of detainees was rendered from Afghanistan to Guantanamo; they are not a random crowd. Many of them are not guilty beyond the basic affiliation with Taliban, but guilt of others could not be proven. What evidence of terrorist activity, acceptable in the court of law, could be found in Afghanistan? In the absence of documents or wiretaps, evidence is reduced to testimonies of dubious witnesses.

    The image of selfless American attorneys - people of great moral integrity - engaged in pro bono defense of Afghan peasants is hilarious. In the pro bono affair, leftist lawyers sabotage the American war effort, and other attorneys shamelessly use it for self-promotion.
     
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    And if you get charged with a crime you didn't commit, you not entitled to a defense?

    Better hope you don't end up in that situation one day. :cuckoo:
     
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    Since when do people innocent when they get picked up in the battle field as terrorsts?

    And why are you insulting sharks? They are nice creatures for the most part.
     
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    Prove they were even picked up on the battlefield. They've already released people after months and years of being held without charges.

    Try again.
     
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    Soldiers are not police, they do not gather and collect evidence against everyone they kill or capture in order to prove their guilt in some kind of court. These are not American citizens on American soil being captured, and no constitutional rights extend to them. We are at war, so we take the word of our troops. If you would rather believe captured terrorists over your own country's troops in a time of war, then maybe that says something about where your loyalties are...
     
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    The fact that they are enemy combatants rather than simply being arrested proves they were on a battlefield.
     
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    Er...no. A lot of them were ratted out by neighbors who got paid for the information.
     
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    Ya know Jillian.... lawyers have argued Manson was innocent, O.J. is innocent, Son Of Sam.....innocent. Lawyers would defend Satan himself if it meant that they made a dollar or could get some self promotion out of it. In many circles they would be refered to as the ultimate whores.
     
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    You do know that the job of a defense attorney is to make the prosecution prove their case, right? Or should we just do away with the right to a defense, get rid of the presumption of innocence and just let the filing of charges be proof of guilt?

    Yep... that works. :eusa_think:
     
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    Your assertion is misguided. Most of the detainees at GITMO were NOT picked up by US troops on the battlefields in Afghanistan. They were picked up, for a bounty, by Afghan forces opposed to the Taliban and Pakistani forces.

    Many of those who have SOME affiliation with the Taliban and Al Qaeda but only the most tenuous link, having lived with someone SUSPECTED of being a member of the Taliban or Al Qaeda.

    For a detailed examination of this issue, go <a href=http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2006/0203nj2.htm#>HERE</a>.
     

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