I vehemently disagree with indefinite detention ("forever prisoners"), torture, extraordinary rendition, dark sites, etc.
We should heed Nietzsche's warning. You cannot "eradicate" something by becoming it...you are simply replacing it.
"There are no secrets, except the secrets that keep themselves."
They are no longer trying to keep things secret...they no longer feel it is necessary. Sadly, they seem to be correct. SMGDH
They're treated better than they treat their prisoners.
I have no sympathy whatsoever for our enemies being held there.
America is punishing the innocent while the real culprits roam around free! And u will nvr understand unless u go through dat ordeal!
The same can be said for prisons and jails but we need them or the bad guys would wreak havok.
Well, once you land on the list - which has been known to happen accidentally much more often than the public might suspect (partly because no official information has been given, not even based on Freedom of Information requests, or the figures have been heavily edited out from the documents) - you are pretty much screwed.
Guantanamo Bay isn't even that important, in the big picture. The nearest CIA black site is located in Estonia, so it's not like we are any safer at this side of the pond either. Hell, I might get extracted based on this message alone. If that happens, I want my milk and cookies. More useful than any supposed legal aid at that point.
Holding prisoners without charge is a war crime.
Guantanamo is a disgraceful farce. If you have standards for the treatment of detainees, they should apply regardless of location.
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." -Jesus (Matthew 7:12)
Typically Prisoners of War remain as prisoners until the conflict ends. Feeling sorry for our enemies caught while actively fighting against our own troops does not qualify them for early release.
Each criminal must be punished as needed
They should all still be there vs back to killing.