Bush Legacy Lingers On And On And On…

Eight years ago, American forces invaded Afghanistan and during the hostilities captured dozens of men. Actually, after the fighting ended local Afghan forces turned over individuals t the Americans they claimed had been part of the Taliban. To this day, it is unclear whether some of those detainees were simply given to the Americans to settle grudges or because they were not wanted in Afghanistan. Eight years later, President Obama has decided to close the Guantanamo prison. A major problem is use of torture will make difficult introducing evidence into any trials these men might be forced to endure. No states in America are anxious to host in their prisons any of the detainees, no states want their court system to be involved in trying these cases, so the Obama administration is seeking the cooperation of European nations to take in the detainees.

Attorney General Holder is visiting European nations in hope of persuading some to take the prisoners. Hopefully, some of the detainees can be set free, some are unable to return to their own home countries because they will be subject to torture or death. Where does that leave America? On the short end of a very short stick. We wonder if there was a possibility the International Criminal Court could assume jurisdiction over the detainees. We are not certain if this is possible, but certainly it is worth investigating.

  • corvousier

    Just beheaded them, end of history. ;) Sorry, just a macabre joke, I couldn’t resist.

  • http://www.animotivation.blogspot.com elmot

    now with obama taking the opposite direction that bush trod during his term…his legacy will be forever remembered as stained with blood and dusts.

  • corvousier

    Well, his legacy kept us safe for those years. With Obama, just no so sure what it will be, kisses and smiles don’t work with that kind of people

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Over 4,000 Americans died in a war that never should have been fought. Over 30,000 are wounded. Tell it to them that Bush was wonderful.

  • corvousier

    More than 58 thousand died in Viet Nam. Over 6 millions died in Laos and Cambodia under Pol Pot’s comunist Khmer Rouge after we leave the zone. But, let our mutual friend Sir. Winston give you some more lessons:
    “In war: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance,
    In Victory: Magnanimity. In peace: Good Will.”
    another one:
    “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
    or another
    “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
    even one more that answer the Irak, Iran, Korea, etc issues:
    “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”
    This guy was a genius, don’t you agree?:)