Obama Administration No Longer Using the term "enemy combatant"

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    I suppose O wants to paint a new canvas titled "Everything is Roses and Cotton Candy"

    Just because he changes certain words that doesn't make these people any less dangerous to us and our safety.

    So we are not calling Taliban and Al Qaeda enemies?
    Shall we now refer to them as "Friends of Obama" ?

    This sounds like another attempt to re-define the dictionary.

    Welfare= Tax Rebate

    Illegal Immigrant= Undocumented Immigrant

    Drug Dealer= Unlicensed Pharmacist

    African American= Urban
     
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    Omnibus Spying Bill = Patriot Act

    Colateral Damage = Dead women and children
     
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    Tax Cheat= Obamas Top Cabinet Pick
     
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    If you're being legitimately held, you are now either being held as a prisoner of war or as a criminal. Those should be the only two categories. To invent a third category to whom the rules to not apply is intellectually dishonest.
     
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    Not much "change" here:

    U.S. defines its claim to detention power | SCOTUSblog

    Whole thing here.
     
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    Has he pulled out of Afghanistan? No he's putting more troops there.

    Bush was great with words and no action. He aided the terrorist recruiting efforts and did not make US safer. He and Cheney were like little kids who were scared shitless and make up new rules they think will cover their asses.

    Calling someone a new name doesn't win the fucking war.

    Lame and lamer/
     
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    Well...given that many of the people interned at GITMO were not taken off a battlefield, but were in fact merely swept up in the frenzy that we created?

    Finding a term which actually describes them make sense to me.

    Now if they ewere taken off a battlefield, and they were obviously the enemy, I have no problem calling THOSE people enemy combatants.

    But that does NOT describe everyone at GITMO.

    Apparently a lot of people there were turned in (for money) by their neighbors and they were NOT captured on a battlefield.
     
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    The conservatives will find anything to bitch about and then point fingers at the Democrats and say "You bitched about Bush and it annoyed the fuck out of me, so I'm going to annoy the fuck out of you!"

    My friends, the intellectual prowess of the conservative mind reaches new lows every day.
     
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    "Bush was great with words and no action" It sure would be interesting to read how you support this remark. For years all your party did was whine about the actions Bush took to keep America safe.

    Of course, Bush & Cheney and to make adjustment, this is an entirely different type of conflict, but to call them scared just shows your lack of knowledge.
     

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