First Let's Get their Labels Right

Last week, speaking to reporters, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales kept referring to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay as "killers." But the vast majority of them, by the military's own account, are not. Here is a report done by two attorneys, one of whom is a Seton Hall University law professor and both of whom represent detainees at Gitmo. The men reviewed the U.S. military's "Combatant Status Review Board Letters" (initiated by our government to determine which of the detainees deserved "enemy combatant" status) and discovered, among other things, that 55 percent of the detainees had never committed a hostile act against the United States or its Coalition allies.

I have written a full-length column about all this here. Any honest debate over what legal procedures the prisoners ought to receive must start with an honest assessment of what they are alleged to have done, how dangerous (or not) they may be, and whether there is any reason to think they are or were terrorists. Clearly, based upon the remarks last Thursday by our nation's top law enforcement official, that is not happening.

By Andrew Cohen |  July 17, 2006; 9:00 AM ET
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_THIS_ IS_THE_REASON_


the current administration and complicit congress doesn't want public trials for GITMO people...

it's called "HOUSE OF CARDS,"


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3. I demand to know how many prisoners are being held at GITMO and other places that are either BRIDAS EMPLOYEES or are persons that know all about Bridas Corporation and what your administration did to get control of that Trans-Afghanistan pipeline.
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BRIDAS is an Argentinian company that has alliances within the Taliban that lost $13 Trillion when the United States Military intervened on behalf of the UnitedStatesSaudiUAEEgyptIsraeliBrits monied...

and _your_ citizens started gettting killed as a result

that is from an email posted to a newsgroup that I was reading....


perhaps they're being imprisoned for being able to talk about using the MILITARY for domestic purposes....


are you paying for the president to get rich on your _dime_

it shure looks thet wayh...


and Tom Delay, htere's a pposter child for geerd eh?

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Posted by: _THIS_ IS_THE_REASON_ | July 17, 2006 02:06 PM

really the United States Attorney General,

or is he simply the Bush family coverup agent as is Negroponte...


if you even have to pause to answer you're foolish beyond belief...


what is galling is the cowardice and avarice that keep the level of complicity going on...


someone should have been arrested when Katrina landed...


Arabian Hooris society no pun intended...


why should citizens pay to make a few people reich?

and who's buying gold? where'd they get the information?


can you say......INSIDER TRADING......WHITE HOUSE LEAKS.....can you say FELONY?

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Posted by: So is Alberto Gonzales... | July 17, 2006 02:11 PM

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