Guantanamo: 30 of 100 hunger strikers now being tube-fed

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 16, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    They do want to be considered martyrs and that is the fine line. If they die as martyrs, then the bad guys will use that as publicity against the United States of America relating to how a person of Islam dies in captivity. It wouldn't be any worse, however, than the President going around the world telling those nations on their soil how bad we have been for over 200 years. I can still hear Mrs. Obama saying how it was the first time in her life she was proud to be an American even though Ameericans helped her get her college education.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    May 16, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    Like JWB described above, most of these prisoners currently have life better than they ever did before, with more perks than I would've allowed had I been in charge.

    Being sworn combatant enemies of the USA, who is now treating them much better than they deserve, if any of them so choose to go on a hunger strike, then let them. It's their choice. And if any of those choose to starve to death, then let them. It's totally their personal choice and each would then become one less prisoner to worry about.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 16, 2013 12:05 a.m.

    The President got the Nobel Peace prize as he took office in 2009 at the same time he said he was closing Guantanamo. These 30 people should be grateful to the leader of the free world for the Peace he has brought them. They are not on the battlefield being shot at. They have plenty of food available, shelter overhead, medical care without being wounded in the field, they have a chain-of-command and prayer several times a day. They have some restrictions but living in the field has some restrictions, also. However, they don't have people they can threaten very effectively. They can't use an IED they have strapped to an innocent child or woman who is doing it because these guys threatened their family members. These guys really have a tough time. I bet they even have clean clothes and get to shower periodically so they smell better than when they are in the field. They get free-time to write letters home and visitors such as the Red Cross and other international visitors to ensure they have good conditions. They even have scriptures available for their use. They should be so lucky.