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    chuckvw, Big Tex, Chacounne

    have no business being held and tried in the US when we are not at war with their nation of origins.  This is a disgrace.  

    There are already rules of war that cover people picked up during war time.  If these individuals are breaking laws in their own nations, they should be tried in that nation.  Not held indefinitely by a foreign power.  The laws of the US should not extend to foreign nations. We have NO business doing this.  

    The problem that the presidency has created is that they illegally detained individuals outside of a battlefield.  The accused can't be held under the laws of war, because the law say that individuals can only be held during wartime; we picked up these individuals outside of any battlefield.  We picked up foreign citizens and said that they were our enemies, but they weren't on a battlefield.  This is disgusting.  And really, on this logic, there is nothing stopping Iran or North Korea from doing the same exact thing to American citizens.  

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