It has been 14 years and the Military Commissions have accomplished almost nothing, just a couple of relatively minor convictions and some of the convictions they did get were overturned.
Many of the detainees at Guantanamo are either geriatric or have become disabled over time and no longer present a credible threat to American troops if they are sent back. We are leaving Afghanistan, so any detainees from that conflict should be released when we leave.
Guantanamo Bay, on the whole, has become a joke.
And it is an EXPENSIVE joke.
If you truly want to try some of these detainees, send them to the United States for trial in the Article III Courts. Release the rest and shut down Guantanamo Bay.
in the same way we know who are enemies were in every other war, the executive says so. they have the opportunity to prove otherwise in the tribunal system, the onus is on them. this is not a issue of crime.
Again, how do we know they are enemies and want to do us harm? Without a proper trial these are just people being held indefinitely. Where’s the evidence? What cause do the military have for keeping them locked up. Give them a trial or let them go.
there you go again. being an enemy is not a crime, the geneva convention prevents one from being tried for it. it is a status. there is no trial where the government has to prove they are enemies, and can’t be one. they have the opportunity to prove the status is wrong, the onus is on them. there is no presumption of innocence because there is no crime for them to be innocent of. one is not guilty or innocent of being an enemy, one simply is or is not. whether one is, is an executive decision having no place in any court. courts are not responsible for national security or the disposition of epw’s. the congress and the executive are.