posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Where is the original?
Certainly he didn't have access to a word processor. I have my doubts that he would even have access to a pen and paper unless supervised. If he did,
then Gitmo is an even easier place than I thought. We certainly didn't allow those kinds of freedoms in country.
You'd be hard-pressed to convince me that that note is 100% real and legitimate.
And generally we don't just arrest every dude we come across. There is a warrant system, and we have to have substantial evidence to hold a detainee
for more than 24hrs. Chances are, if you're in jail, there is a good reason.
If you think being an American detainee is bad, take a look at an Iraqi jail. Our detainees would beg us not to turn them over to the Iraqi police,
because they knew that they would be tortured and chained to a wall somewhere until they either confessed or the MOJ caught up with the caseload,
which was backlogged for a decade or so. Even the detainees we released didn't want to leave, because the IP would be a block away waiting to
rearrest all of them.
That said, no system is perfect. There are innocent men in Gitmo, and there are innocent men in probably every prison in the US. More are guilty than
not, but they're all better off where they are than getting turned over to their home nations to be hung.