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  •  Another thought.... (0+ / 0-)
    "Second, the Taliban officials were prisoners of war, officials in the Taliban government. The war is now over. Hence, under international law, they must be released. "
    WWII - High level members of Nazi party were executed or sentenced to long (and maybe not long enough) jail terms.

    Yes, there were trials, but the end result was not all prisoners of war are freed.

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 02:09:39 PM PDT

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    •  Were they captured on the battlefield? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm a little hazy on this, but I don't believe that the Nazi officials were captured in battle, i.e. Prisoners of War.  I think they were surrendered, and then indicted and tried.

      The people in Guantanamo Bay are held there under the justification that they are prisoners of war, and therefore are not afforded criminal due process.  

      •  War crimes (1+ / 0-)
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        Mas Gaviota

        The Nuremberg defendants and others were mostly government officials accused of war crimes.  Ordinary combatants were released.   I doubt that the ones released from git-mo were accused of war crimes.  

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