jaredsxtn Wrote: We would have already tried and executed them if it were simple. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld threw out the military commissions the Bush Administration attempted to set up because they would have been the literal definition of a kangaroo court. The Court ruled the commission violated Federal Law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. If you want to blame anyone, blame our Congress. The Supreme Court explicitly punted it back to them and they did absolutely nothing.
Really? I wasn't aware that those covered terrorists, unlawful combatants, or mercenaries, which is what the Taliban is... I'll give you a hint, Mercenaries are DENIED POW status by article 4 of the Geneva Conventions, it also invalidates Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, since article 4 REQUIRES a competent tribunal to determine their status, which Hamdan v. Rumsfeld tried to throw out... Also look into how article 4 talks about unlawful combatants and mercenaries... (And no Dutch, the US military are not mercenaries. Read the definition from the Geneva Conventions)
How do you know what the Obama Administration did or didn't do in this most recent case? Were you there sitting along side our President, the person tasked with bringing our POW's home, as he was making this decision? I never understand people who claim they know exactly what the President could or couldn't have done, like they know what he's thinking at all times. It's easy to play arm chair quarterback, but is it fair for you to suggest you know how our President comes to make decisions regarding bringing a captured soldier home?
How about the fact that the AP reported last year about the deal and their demands... http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/national/article_d8d8c366-d9b6-001a4bcf997a.html
Here's the first line as a teaser... "The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. Soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay..." Wow, sounds remarkably like the deal Obama 'negotiated', if you can call giving them exactly what they ask for negotiating... So please, how did he negotiate? Did he offer to send them money and weapons in addition to their leaders? Oh wait, he already sent money and weapons to the Taliban (or at least a group allied with them, wonder where those weapons are now)...