[eDebate] Wow.....wow........wow: ans Hyland

Terrance Shuman tshuman
Fri Sep 12 15:38:41 CDT 2003

De-cloaking again, briefly...

At 10:27 AM 9/12/2003 -0700, Duane Hyland wrote:

>The Bush administration, with that comment regarding the prisoners in Cuba 
>has just about lost it's mind, and it's definitely lost my support.

With all due respect, Duane, why is that?  What, precisely, is "insane" 
about keeping those folks in custody?  As Rumsfeld put it (in a quote NOT 
given in the original post here, big surprise):  "Rumsfeld said the 660 or 
so men held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base are imprisoned not as 
punishment but 'to keep them from going back and fighting again and killing 
people.' "   The lawyers who are referenced in the story as talking about 
our tradition of an open and transparent judicial process are operating on 
the assumption that the people being held in Gitmo are criminals.  (Well, 
actually, they don't care about that, or about our legal traditions...they 
just want to criticize the Bush administration.)  Is that your sense of 
it?  Non-citizen terrorists should be covered by the Bill of 
Rights?  There's already been an Appeals Court ruling on that one.  Are 
they "insane" as well?

It's fine by me if you want to become a conservative Democrat, or 
whatever.  It's a free country (no thanks to the detainees at Gitmo).  But 
please don't blame our treatment of terrorists during wartime for your 

Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and...well, not so tall as I used to be...

Terrance Shuman
Bishop LeBlond Memorial High School
St. Joseph, Missouri 

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