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  •  Um exaggerate much (12+ / 0-)

    These very people will come back and kill your loved ones? So even if they are innocent, keep them forever? Or if they are guilty, or criminal justice system that has handled the Shoe Bomber, Jeffrey Dahmer, other terrorists just can't manage it? That's frightening.

    Change takes time, so do donations. Nada until DADT is really, fully repealed.

    by gladkov on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 08:09:21 PM PST

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    •  It's worse than frightening. It's catastrophic. (3+ / 0-)
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      phillies, roadbear, Blizzard

      When people don't give a rat's ass about the rule of law, they lose it. All that's missing from this announcement is the "poof" puff of smoke.

    •  How do you know they're innocent? (0+ / 0-)

      I doubt very much that the President would be looking for ways to keep innocent people in prison for life.  Those are fantasies fueled by paranoia.  As I understand it, there are people in Guantanamo who are dangerous and can't be tried because all evidence is tainted by cheney's torture fetish.  That should be pretty well established fact by now.  I want to know what you suggest be done with people who are dangerous, who can't be tried because of the fuckups of the former administration.  

      You're leaving out some really important facts when you look at this situation, and that's not really the way to get to the core of difficult problems.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 10:19:22 PM PST

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      •  Innocent until proven guilty. (2+ / 0-)
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        We screwed the pooch and we no longer have any moral or legal authority to hold these people.

        Arbitrary and indefinite imprisonmenty is an abomination and the fact that people are calling for it is a sickening symptom of the final decline of the Land of the Free.

        You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

        by Johnny Q on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 11:45:31 PM PST

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      •  That's the basic, bedrock principle of our legal (0+ / 0-)

        system. Until proven otherwise, everyone is innocent. I believe I first learned that somewhere around the fifth grade.

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