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Did you see "Sixty Minutes" tonight?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by PLC1, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I did. This story was the lead:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/28/60minutes/main3976928.shtml

    (BTW, "insert link" doesn't work)


    If the phrase "a prison system that requires no evidence and answers to no one" doesn't raise the hackles on the back of your neck, then nothing will. The Russians had their gulag, and now, it seems, the US has its Gitmo.
     
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    Libsmasher New Member

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    An islamofascist tell a tall tale. Garsh - I know that I'm impressed! :D
     
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    maybe the kid shouldn't have threatened to carry out the verses of the Koran and kill the interogators who were trying to see how innocent he was.
    maybe the kid shouldn't have told the non-muslim prison guard that when he gets out he will kill him and all of his family because of his belief in Islam.
    poor little innocent jihadists.
    look at the 10000 plus terrorist attacks since 911 in the name of Islam
    www.thereligionofpeace.com
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Need more information. One reporter claiming this is not proof. I've caught the media in so many lies, I have little doubt this is another. The whole point of the that line is to get you to watch the news, and it worked. They have you hook line and sinker.
     
  5. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    If you think this guy is making it all up, try explaining why they kept him for three and a half years after the US Military had decided that he had been innocent all along, then imagine such a thing happening in a civilian prison.

    Here's more on the same story:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3868-2005Mar26.html
     
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    60 minutes kool-aid.
    they make it look so official and professional.

    people in Gitmo aren't there because they are innocent. but I betcha you can go to any prison in the US and ask the guys if they did it and 90% would claim innocence.
    been to a prison boy?
     
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    And I'm sure bewitched, along with living with the Taliban, you've been to prison.

    I'm sure plenty of innocent people have been caught up in Guantanamo because America panicked big time a while back and arrested anyone on the flimsiest evidence.
     
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    There is simply no excuse for the actions described in this story. With the reports that have surfaced recently regarding abuse of US detainees, and the soldiers and MPs who have come forward with 1st hand accounts of such...this story does not strike me as untrue, or surprising. What does surprise me is the lengths that people will go in attempts to defend and justify what are clearly injustices.
     
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    Well several in my family were police officers, and they all say it's amazing how instantly abused and beaten and innocent everyone they bring into the jail is.

    At any rate... perhaps you are right. Perhaps by some stretch there is one dude there that was in fact completely innocent. A: It will eventually come out, and the situation fixed. We live in one of the few nations on Earth where to the press is free. So if it is true... then it will become clear. B: One single oops, among thousands of locked up terrorists... is ok with me. The alternative option being that we just do not stop the terrorist, letting them kill millions more Americans, is a worse option.

    Again, I still don't believe it yet. I'm currently reading "Off with their heads!" by Dick Morris, and it's shocking how much major media outlets can slant the news to whatever view they want. Having witnessed completely fabricated news stories myself, I just don't believe it.
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Has anyone read An Innocent Man by John Grisham?

    It's a true story, and quite eye opening.

    Read it, then imagine a justice system in which there are no safeguards at all.
     
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    ....As-opposed-to the stringer FULL o' "conservative"-suckers!!!!

    :p

     
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    Yeah.....60 Minutes does such a disservice to Justice.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    .....After paying-out MEGA-BOUNTIES!!!!!
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Ya' just need to put the right-people in-place.

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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    .....Yet, you'll (actually) buy a liar's book???? :confused:

    That makes sense, to you, huh?

    :rolleyes:
     
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