posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 05:12 PM
Well, think of a few things, first. For one thing, if the prisoners get sick, they become more dangerous to the troops watching them. That's for a
couple of reasons. First, they might pass their illness to the troops. Not necessarily H1N1, either, but some other illness they contracted while
weakened by H1N1. Even if the soldiers are vaccinated against H1N1, they might still catch the pneumonia that a prisoner comes down with.
For another, a sick prisoner would need to be taken to the dispensary, where they might become more of a threat. Often security is a bit less
stringent with a prisoner who's supposed to be sick. That makes having sick prisoners more of a security risk.
We are the US, not some third world dictatorship. We don't allow our prisoners to die of neglect while under our care. Maybe we *were* doing that,
along with torturing them, but that is not what the US is all about. We have a responsibility to those prisoners to care for them in a humane and
Most of these prisoners haven't even had a trial yet. We don't know whether any of them are guilty of anything. They've been held without trial
for years. Some have turned out to be wholly innocent, guilty only of having a similar name to a wanted terrorist, or of being in the wrong place at
the wrong time.
The fact that you had part of your post [*snip*]-ed is interesting. I don't know what you actually said, but my guess it that it would be some
insult based on the prisoners' religion or apparent ethnicity. Just to refresh your memory, the US is made of "ethnics" of all types, including
the types you may not like. That has caused a lot of problems, but it is one of our greatest strengths and one thing that makes us unique.