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  •  It was never illegal to detain members (0+ / 0-)

    of AQ and the Taliban at Guantanamo.  Certainly not after the 2001 AUMF.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 07:06:05 AM PDT

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    •  I never argued that detaining AQ or Talib. (0+ / 0-)

      was illegal.

      The Canary in the Coalmine is available for purchase at patriotictruthteller.net

      by Jesselyn Radack on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 07:30:22 AM PDT

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      •  just to be clear: (0+ / 0-)

        Your stance is that we can detain them indefinitely as enemy combatants without putting them on trial for criminal charges, but if they are put on trial for criminal charges, they must be released even if it is indisputed that they are card-carrying members of AQ and the Taliban who are likely to kill Americans in armed attacks if released?

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 07:47:21 AM PDT

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