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 Yes, there are dangerous men at Guantanamo, but the Bush Administration's very tactics have ensured that those men can never face trial in U.S. courts.

I'm fairly sure there really aren't any dangerous men at all in Guantanamo. Or if there are, there aren't more than a handful, and the rest are there as filler, picked up at random to pad out the numbers in Bush's grotesque gulag doll's house.

Bush and Cheney know there is no case - absolutely none at all - against most of these people. They're random you-and-mes who were in the wrong place at the wrong time - not terrorists, not masterminds, not mad and staring, just the wrong kind of brown.

They also know that if they're ever tried under due legal process, instead of some wacky-land authoritarian S&M declaration of enemy-osity, this inconvenient fact will go into the public record, and they will be so busted that not even Obama is going to be able to say 'No, let's just leave them be.'

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 07:56:39 AM EST

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