Thursday, November 6, 2014

Detainee Release: GOP Goes Bug-f**ked - Justice Be Damned

The Sunset of Justice Seldom Sets on Gitmo Detainees

American POWs on Flight from Hanoi
(IAW 1973 Paris Peace Accords, 591 POWs were returned to American soil)

That photo of our men coming home brings back memories ... I was still on active duty at the time and had already served two infantry tours in VN.

The main point: A Kuwaiti man was released (November 5, 2014) from Gitmo after being held for nearly 13 years without trial at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

That point comes from this story and it follows others on this same topic: The release of detainees at Gitmo, many of whom have already been  cleared for release but no place to go and all the while the GOP plays games and throws up more roadblocks about not using Federal trials vs. military tribunals (which are basically non effective).

Let's ask this man about holding detainees like this without due process, shall we?

Sen. John S. McCain (R-AZ)
(about to take over the Senate Armed Services Committee)

This continues to be a huge stain on our country - a country we say stands for law and justice ... 

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