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A former CIA officer has said it's ridiculous that the Bush administration didn't execute numerous prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, regardless of whether they have had a trial, when it had the chance.
"Many of those individuals that are there are enemy combatants and that's based on the Geneva Conventions and should be executed," said Gary Berntsen, who spent 20 years with the CIA, to Fox's Gretchen Carlson on the show, Fox & Friends. "It's ridiculous that the Bush administration, after seven years, didn't deal with many of those that we know are enemy combatants."
Originally posted by FlyersFan
'FORMER' CIA Officer. Hmm .... wonder why he's a 'former' CIA officer.
I'd like to see this guys' resume and his work file. (won't happen, I know)
What has his job? Was he a guy 'in the know' or just a coffee gopher?
Gotta wonder if he talked like this while he was in the CIA.
Maybe that's why he's a 'former' CIA officer.
Berntsen, who commanded a team of CIA and special forces in Afghanistan in 2001, is the author of The Attack on bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander. A Bush supporter, he sued the federal government to win the right to release his book, which detailed his experiences searching for Osama bin Laden in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan.
Originally posted by Ian McLean Something makes me think those reasons weren't "humanitarian", or respect for international law.