Saturday, February 28, 2009

Doesn't matter that they didn't have a trial

They should have been killed.
A former CIA officer has said it's ridiculous that the Bush administration didn't execute numerous prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, regardless of whether they have had a trial, when it had the chance.

"Many of those individuals that are there are enemy combatants and that's based on the Geneva Conventions and should be executed," said Gary Berntsen, who spent 20 years with the CIA, to Fox's Gretchen Carlson on the show, Fox & Friends. "It's ridiculous that the Bush administration, after seven years, didn't deal with many of those that we know are enemy combatants."
Um... sir? What the hell are you doing quoting the Geneva Conventions?:
A combatant who does not qualify for POW status can, under the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, expect to be treated humanely; and before he is punished, can expect to get a trial in "a regularly constituted court."
So... we should give them a trial, and then shoot them? I suppose you think you're spreading democracy and stuff?

6 comments:

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

If they weren't guilty they wouldn't be at Guantanamo, don'tcha know?

wv: "dograd"

ellroon said...

They wouldn't be guilty if they weren't talking in a ferrin language and wearing funny clothes....

DB said...

Who is the former agency employee? George H.W. Bush? This comment is the most ignorant comment I have seen in a while. I may have to repost this. What a bunch of morons.

ellroon said...

Well... He's talking on Fox so that instantly defines him as a person of low moral character...

I wonder if they have an Ex-CIA card to give people to prove they actually did serve and aren't just making shit up...

DB said...

This guy is clearly a douchebag. Who in their right mind would even suggest it is ok to execute someone without a trial? ...sadly, it isn't hard to find these people in that party.

ellroon said...

And why isn't the CIA loudly denying this guy any credibility?