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    I think it's worth noting that the U.S. methods of detention and torture under Bush are ethically distinct from the disposition and behavior of the detainees. Even if every single released detainee were to then take up arms against us, it would not render any more legitimate those national disgraces of Guatanamo Bay and extraordinary rendition.

    What we need is to administer some real justice, and punish convicted terrorists according to the law. I have high hopes that the Obama administration will not botch things up like the Bush regime did, and, if that's how things go, then that in itself should reduce the number of detainees who, upon release, go on to continue to try and undermine our country and our way of life.

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