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Lawrence B. Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, writes in The Washington Note about “the utter incompetence of the battlefield vetting in Afghanistan” during the early days of U.S. operations there. “Simply stated, no meaningful attempt at discrimination was made in-country by competent officials, civilian or military, as to who we were transporting to Cuba for detention and interrogation.”
Having too few adequately trained troops and civilians, combined with pressure from then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and others to “just get the bastards to the interrogators” meant lots of hasty abductions of the wrong people, many of whom were sent to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
Originally posted by slicobacon
reply to post by jhill76
The only evedence needed is the fact that they were captured in combat by military troops. Hence the term. Bank account details are hardly a factor.
Agree or disagree with the war, these people were captured as enemy combatants fighting against US forces and have no right to be in the US.
You can argue the political side of this all you want, bring up how W lied and Haliburton is evil BUT - those are no grounds to release those people in the US. Send them back to the country they were fighting for.