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2006-09-16 05:17:21 PM  
what? no Finnegan's Wake?
Bush
liars
no slashies
ever
 
2006-09-16 05:31:02 PM  
More money is spent on meals for detainees than on those for the US troops stationed there, the list claimed.

the meals are halal.
oy, the torture.
 
2006-09-16 06:49:30 PM  
i had no idea that was the title of book 7.
 
2006-09-16 06:50:03 PM  
I could care less about the prisoners at Gitmo.
 
2006-09-16 06:50:44 PM  
Mohammad was a muggle..PBUH
 
2006-09-16 06:50:48 PM  
I put on my robe and wizard hat...
 
2006-09-16 06:51:02 PM  
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2006-09-16 06:51:06 PM  
all the other books are winnie the pooh, and winnie sucks it.


"More money is spent on meals for detainees than on those for the US troops stationed there, the list claimed."

total lie. theres no way i would believe it.
 
2006-09-16 06:51:39 PM  
Another press leak that weakens security and alerts the enemy to the discord in our ranks. We are only emboldening them by releasing these sorts of secrets!
 
2006-09-16 06:59:23 PM  
the amazing thing about the Constitution is that it applies to all human beings, not just Americans. You dont have to be an American to have freedom of speech, or a fair trial, or from having soldiers living in your home during times of war.

well, that was before good old W came into office

now, legaly, the govt can bust in anyone's home in the middle of the night, drag them away from their family and ship them to a secret prison, never to be heard from again. it can happen and there's nothing you can do about it. its one of the govt's new powers.

will it happen to me? naw. will it happen to you? nope. will it happen to *somebody* in the US, American or not? maybe, maybe not. but the simple fact that it COULD happen is disgusting enough. with the added benefit that you or me or anyone else would never know because its so secret.

/vote libertarian
 
2006-09-16 07:01:57 PM  
STFU UKerupt
If you gonna troll at least learn how do it..

ROGOAOGROGO!
 
2006-09-16 07:02:28 PM  
I can't stand Harry Potter. He has wobbly feet.
 
2006-09-16 07:02:49 PM  
2006-09-16 06:51:06 PM junkevil

all the other books are winnie the pooh, and winnie sucks it.


"More money is spent on meals for detainees than on those for the US troops stationed there, the list claimed."

total lie. theres no way i would believe it.


Ever eaten MRE's? I'd believe it in a hearbeat.
 
2006-09-16 07:04:13 PM  
UKeruptwell, that was before good old W came into office

Or FDR.
 
2006-09-16 07:06:20 PM  
UKerupt

You have a great future waiting for you in the fear mongering media.

Actually, Right Now, Im on the super secret Republican Radio and Im telling them your name. You can expect some Men in Black to come to your house in the middle of the night to drag you out for reeducation.

ABSOLUTE HORSE DROPPINGS.

PLEASE, do us a favor, move to France.

WAH, you are being mean to the terrorists, wah! Lets give them free socialized healthcare!
 
2006-09-16 07:06:26 PM  
Edward I Longshanks: Ever eaten MRE's? I'd believe it in a hearbeat.

On most of the bases in Iraq and Afghanistan we actually had steak and shrimp on Fridays. Believe it or not we actually eat much better out there than we do back in the states at the chow halls. Not everything out there is as bad as some of my fellow military members make it out to be. Granted there are the outer small camps that don't have good chow halls and the likes. However those are the exception and not the rule.
 
2006-09-16 07:10:59 PM  
More money is spent on meals for detainees than on those for the US troops stationed there

There's more detainees than US troops, isn't there?
 
2006-09-16 07:11:56 PM  
submitter is a LIEberal who HATES AMERICA and is giving AID AND COMFORT TO THE TURRISTSS!!!!1111!!!11one
 
2006-09-16 07:12:43 PM  
www.upl.cs.wisc.edu

for you, smitty
 
2006-09-16 07:13:54 PM  
Oh thats funny I didn't know they were US citizens. Oh, they aren't? They are uniformless terrorists? Let's roll out the red carpet for them!
 
2006-09-16 07:13:54 PM  
More money is spent on meals for detainees than on those for the US troops stationed there, the list claimed.

With that kind of treatment they really shouldn't complain about being locked up indefinitely without charges or representation.
 
2006-09-16 07:16:15 PM  
Oh thats funny I didn't know they were US citizens. Oh, they aren't?

Are you privvy to a list of detainees at this point? I believe some actually are U.S. citizens and more than a few are being held on little more than funny looks and wearing the wrong kind of watch.
 
2006-09-16 07:18:26 PM  
Hahah... Google searching on "Gitmo Detainees" and "U.S. citizen" gave up this gem...

FBI Memo indicates Gitmo detainees were clad in Israeli flags and shown homosexual porn under strobe ...

Fark, man, that sounds like one of my better Saturday Nights. They better not be partying on my tax dime, 'tell you what.
 
2006-09-16 07:18:56 PM  
Departing detainees are given a Koran, a denim jacket, a white T-shirt, a pair of blue jeans, high-tops, a gym bag of toiletries, and a pillow and blanket for the flight home.



Oh wow, that's so nice. That totally makes up for the years spent imprissoned without a trial and very possibly shoddy or coincidental evidence. Sure, terrorists should be locked up, but how do we know these people are terrorists without a trial?
 
2006-09-16 07:20:21 PM  
V

/'nuff said
 
2006-09-16 07:21:30 PM  
To hear the DOD tell it, it's like a resort. No wonder people want to be terrorists!
 
2006-09-16 07:22:25 PM  
Why do liberals love terrorists?

Same reason they hate America I guess.
 
2006-09-16 07:23:37 PM  
Silversouth

V

/'nuff said

It was a good movie I enjoyed it. Can we please STFU about it.
KThxBye
 
2006-09-16 07:29:06 PM  
Why you got to spell favourite like a Brit? Around here it's *favorite*
 
2006-09-16 07:31:15 PM  
Harry Potter books ? I think that is cruel and unusual punishment.


Is Gitmo illegal ? yup, but hey if you aren't brown odds are pretty good it won't happen to you.

20 years from now, I just know that someone, somewhere will be issueing an offical statement of apology and paying out a brazillian dollars.
 
2006-09-16 07:31:56 PM  
picturescrazy

Sure, terrorists should be locked up, but how do we know these people are terrorists without a trial?


Ummmmm... I don't care?
 
2006-09-16 07:35:20 PM  
themoreilikemydogs: Ummmmm... I don't care?

Its funny because rednecks will be saying the same thing if you were locked up accused of being a terrorist.
 
2006-09-16 07:37:19 PM  
themoreilikemydogs

You would care if you were taken away in the middle of the night to a foreign country and locked in a cell with a guy who has electrode burns on his nutsack.
 
2006-09-16 07:40:09 PM  
Somehow I don't think there's a library at guantanamo where inmates can check out Harry Potter books.

/just kind of a gut feeling there.
 
2006-09-16 07:45:26 PM  
Interesting that "violent Muslim extremists" are more tolerant of literature than many White Anglo-Saxon Protestants in America.
 
2006-09-16 07:45:46 PM  
thatguyfred

Nathan Farr



I will not be locked up. My family will not be locked up. My friends will not be locked up. My coworkers will not be locked up. You guys will not be locked up.

Like I said. Who cares.

(Well, maybe you guys).
 
2006-09-16 07:45:49 PM  
...Why do we consider these people human? Not be a farkin prick, but this is 'war' then why do we hold back? Example: You have a guy who you know kills and has more than likely planted bombs in your house and they are going to detonate in 30 minutes, What wouldn't you do to keep your family safe? Granted all the simple solutions were futile and getting the information out of the guy was the only way to save the family.

On that note, UKerrupt is absolutely right. But it has already happened before. The Patriot Act!!! They kept a 1 guy in particular for 2 years without any charges whatsoever!!!! Tell me that doesn't creep you out?!

/I am a Republican
//After W may be switching sides
///Can someone drive a car bomb into the White House?
 
2006-09-16 07:45:51 PM  
They aren't U.S. citizens. They are enemy combatants who were out of uniform while trying to kill our uniformed soldiers, and treated tons better than our captured citizens (military or civilian) by their side.

Joke them.
 
2006-09-16 07:46:11 PM  
uantanamo Bay inmates' favourite books are Harry Potter

Let me guess: Those are pretty much the only books they have access to, right?

/DNRTFA
 
2006-09-16 07:55:49 PM  
themoreilikemydogs: I will not be locked up. My family will not be locked up. My friends will not be locked up. My coworkers will not be locked up. You guys will not be locked up.

Like I said. Who cares.


You're either being facetious or you're missing the point entirely. Either way I suggest you re-read what you wrote and try to understand the innacuracy of your statements.
 
2006-09-16 07:58:35 PM  
img176.imageshack.us

"I don't care what they read, just don't torture them with loud music and cold rooms down there in Gitmo, m'kay? Quick! Somebody find me a TV camera!!!"
 
2006-09-16 07:58:41 PM  
DeathByOrc: Why do we consider these people human? Not be a farkin prick, but this is 'war' then why do we hold back?

To maintain what little dignity and respect we have in the world. We're not supposed to stoop to the level of those that attack us. Its a moral obligation to the international community that is also held in check by the Geneva Conventions that dictates International Law in peacetime and war.
 
2006-09-16 07:59:20 PM  
DeathbyOrc

here's why I care with a spin on your example:

Counterexample: You have a guy who you know think kills and has more than likely planted bombs in your house and they are going to detonate in 30 minutes, What wouldn't you do to keep your family safe?

You think this because you started shocking some guy's nuts, and he started spouting off any non-sense he could think of to make the ballzappers stop. That nonsense included saying that his neighbor Akkad is a madbomber. Based on this info, and solely this info, military commandos take your "madbomber" in for "alternative investigation" or whatever the hell it's called.

Some people may claim my scenario is a bit tin-foil inspired, or somehow unlikely. I doubt it.

What I doubt further, however, is that our ever so brilliant intelligence network barnone ABSOLUTELY KNOWS it has the right guys. Meanwhile, I question whether our intelligence network ABSOLUTELY KNOWS how to successfully pick their noses.
 
2006-09-16 08:01:53 PM  
ugh....

please read the counterexample paragraph as:

Counterexample: You have a guy who you know think kills and has more than likely planted bombs in your house and they are going to detonate in 30 minutes, What wouldn't you do to keep your family safe?

/html 1, me 0
 
2006-09-16 08:02:13 PM  
jbar19

it doesn't scare you one bit that the govt can legaly snatch you up in the middle of the night and you'd never be heard from again?
 
2006-09-16 08:05:55 PM  
masklinnscans.free.fr
 
2006-09-16 08:05:57 PM  
thatguyfred

I just read what I wrote. I wasn't being facetious.
I guess my question is when do you plan on being locked up?

I KNOW I will not be. I'm not that paranoid. Sorry.
 
2006-09-16 08:07:46 PM  
themoreilikemydogs: I KNOW I will not be. I'm not that paranoid. Sorry.

Its not the fact that it WILL be you or your mother or father. Its the fact that it CAN be. By that I mean it can be anyone for any reason at all and they will have nothing they can do about it.
 
2006-09-16 08:14:51 PM  
FYI, no one in Gitmo has been convicted of any crime or tried in a court.

Also, one of the detainees was an Al-Jazeera cameraman who got caught in the cross-fire.

this is so shameful and will go down in history as America's first step into insanity.
 
2006-09-16 08:16:21 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Geneva Convention only apply to people who wear a uniform and fight for an actual country? If someone in Gitmo knew something that MIGHT be helpful to national security, do we REALLY only require them to give their name, rank, and a non-existant serial number? This could potentially be your kids lives at stake.
On another note, my brother has been to Iraq twice, and he said that Halliburton gave him LOBSTER to eat every two weeks. Can anyone else confirm this?
 
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