quote: If there is a bunch of conclusive proof that the people in custody actually committed crimes and/or terrorist actions, why wouldn't they be quickly charged with crimes (war or other), and tried completely fairly? Isn't that how it works?
quote: 1) They're being held illegally.
quote: 2) There is no concrete evidence linking the prisoners with crimes.
quote: This isn't a formal war, nor are these wartime combatants.
quote: What happened to due process?
quote: Sir, these are NOT US citizens on US soil. The protections granted to us by the Constitution do NOT apply here. Get over that premise. These people fall under the rules of military tribunal, where their rights are more narrow, the burden of proof much less, and the entire process is more streamlined.
quote: There are certain rules that apply to detaining enemy soldiers
quote: The US is holding these people illegally under both scenarios.
quote: Our political leaders are ruining our country's reputation by not obeying international laws. We've become that kid on the playground who claims that rules don't apply to him because there's nobody around that can beat him up.
quote: Because as much as you and others like to believe all of these men are simply misunderstood decent people who are victims of a racist America, that's patently absurd.