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  •  Okay, when hostilities between the US and the (0+ / 0-)

    Taliban/AQ end then there will be no legal authority for detaining the Gitmo chaps as combatants.

    Then they'll have to be tried or released.

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

    by Geekesque on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 08:40:50 AM PDT

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    •  Wholly unfeasible (0+ / 0-)

      The "War on Terror" is merely a concept.  Under what criteria does the "War on Terror" end?  

      You're proposal is akin to saying that those being held in U.S. jails must be detained until the "War on Crime" is over.  

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