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Published: Monday, March 18 2013 12:20 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Cry me a river. These people are being tried for terrorism and murder of Americans. If we bend the pages on their Bible while searching for contraband(possible weapons), so be it.

They should count their lucky stars they are permitted to have their Korans.

LVIS
Salt Lake City, UT

From the article--Twelve lawyers have sent a letter to the commander of Guantanamo, Rear Adm. John Smith. According to AFP, "We have received reports of men coughing blood, being hospitalized, losing consciousness, becoming weak and fatigued,"

Gee, counselors. I didn't go to law school, and I can figure this one out. Tell them to eat.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Martyrs win in those men's countries and their deaths, if they happen will cause riots and chaos around the globe. Then the President will have no recourse but to close the facilities. If he had moved the prisoners to the Chicago area facility, it would have provided people in the local economy jobs and those prisoners would have potentially given their lives as martyrs there in Illinois. They have been held captive for a long time and have learned how to get publicity even in prison. The United States of America has used fellow people of their faith and not Christians to deal with their scriptures in hunting for contraband. The United States of America follows the rules of the Convention to the Nth degree. This ensures compliance due to the Red Cross and other organizations plus the detainee attorneys in their facilities supervising and inspecting the process.

The USA knew this process wasn't going to be easy especially after one or two big publicity events where our personnel made mistakes due to a lack of supervision and stupidity.

Whether at Guantanamo or another location, these detainees and organizations supporting them know publicity for the cause.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Oh shucks. I feel so bad for these terrorists. I might even sleep better at night knowing that they are killing themselves.

CynicJim
Taylorsville, UT

First, why are these prisoners of war being treated like American citizens rather than the rules of war set forth in The Hague Agreement. Second, why do they have access to lawyers? Prisoners of war should be tried in The Hague. And, third, why should I be concerned about the choices they have made for themselves?

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

I have no problem with them torturing themselves. Saves the US from the controversy of doing it!

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

Guantanamo Bay is a travesty and makes a mockery of the American system of justice. We can't detain these people, without trials, for the rest of their lives. Try them, heck, if we find them guilty sentence them to death for all I care. But putting people in limbo and refusing to try them or release them just plays into our enemies hands. By doing this we are lowering our standards as a nation. Our Bush and Obama disgust me by keeping this sham of a prison open.

AmberDru
Xenia, OH

And the down side is?

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