The US DoJ has announced they will no longer use the controversial term and will hold people in accordance with International law standards for war.
|Quoting DXing (Reply 1):|
If that is the case then article 84 of the Geneva Conventions applies and they should be tried by a military court.
|Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):|
Article 84 only applies if there is a specific war crime to charge them with, generally only true for senior AQ leaders. Otherwise they are kept as POWs without trial, until the war is over. No lawyers, but they will be visited by the Red Cross.
|Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):|
in otherwords they could potentially be held for the rest of their lives, that seems like kind of a slap in the face to everything we as americans stand for.
|Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):|
I consider the blood of those people to be on the hands of those who insisted on "try them or let them go". That standard is an impossible one. Soldiers are not cops. They don't collect forensic evidence and so on.
|Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 5):|
The blame for those who were released ultimately falls on the Bush administration and Don Rumsfeld specifically for laying down a detention system without giving the military a clear directive on how to implement the system until it had already been in place for a year - at which time they created a convoluted duality where the mission itself was difficult for commanders to achieve.