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  •  "enemy combatants" and "terrorists" (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm confused. I thought these people could be held indefinitely because they were "enemy combatants", captured on the battlefield, and that "terrorists" had to be tried. Oh well.

    Every generation has its moral and legal blindness. The scale of Guantanamo is not the same as the scale of the concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, but then the scale of the war in Afghanistan is not the scale of WWII. However, the essence of the thing is not so different.

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