Obama is right and his critics are wrong on this one. The Guantanamo prison is clearly a recruitment tool for terrorists.
Obama releases the prisoners, and the terrorists go after those released and my understanding is that they recruit a fair number of them.
At least the President and I have one thing we agree on.
Do you agree? Disagree? I welcome your comments.
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I can only presume that you don’t wish prisoners at Guantanamo to be released? Have they been given a fair trial, e.g. did they get justice prior to being sentenced?
Comment by David Hall
According to the Geneva Convention, the only trial that is needed in wartime is done on or near the battlefield, right after capture. That trial consists of a military officer making a determination on the spot as to whether the captive is a combatant or non-combatant. If they are a combatant, the Geneva Convention provides that they can be held until the conclusion of the war. Those conditions have been met for all of the detainees at Guantanamo.
And more than that, it can be argued quite persuasively that these enemies do not even deserve Geneva Convention protections, because they are not lawful enemy combatants under Geneva definitions. They masquerade as civilians and commit acts of terror rather than engaging in conventional warfare, which is beyond what was envisioned by the Geneva Convention.
However, in the case of Al Quaida and other Islamic terrorists,