Ten years is up.....time to release everyone from Gitmo

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    We are a nation of laws. One of our most cherished documents is the Bill of Rights which guarantees the right to a speedy trial, right to see the evidence against you and right to face your accuser

    We, as a nation have done none of that and hold men who are "suspected" of being terrorists in indefinite detention. Isn't it time to put up or shut up and either try or release these men?
     
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    No, fuckem.

    They are not citizens and have no such rights.

    Unless you want to let KSM live in YOUR basement.
     
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    It's time to do something, this legal limbo we hold these men in is an affront to justice. As it stands it seems the plan is to hold them until they die of old age, shouldn't take any more than 40 years or so.
     
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    40 years works for me with these terrorists. :D
     
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    That was the same ignorant, dumbass excuse Republicans used the LAST time. Either they stay at Gitmo or they are released into your backyard. Obviously the ONLY two options available. Republicans can't think of any others.

    Because Republicans terrorized Americans into believing something once doesn't mean it works every time.
     
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    Don't they have the same rights as Americans? This is what the OP seems to be implying.
     
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    The SCOTUS has specifically ruled on this, the US Gov't can indefinitely hold terrorists without trial, same as during a declared war. If I'm not mistaken we do conduct a review of each case to determine if indefinite detention is warranted.

    For those who want to let 'em all go, are you willing to accept the risk that one or more of them would and/or could be responsible for a future terrorist attack against Americans somewhere in the world? I have yet to hear or see a liberal progressive who wants to close Gitmo and release these people man up and say they'll accept the responsibility for those who will die as a result.
     
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    Denying people the right to challenge their detention or a trial is one of those things we used to could righteously condemn dictatorships for, no more. Not sure losing the moral high ground in this area was worth it.
     
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    How many of them will wind up here on some sort of gubmint assistance because thier origin countires won't receive them?
     
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    They're not citizens...assclown.
     

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