maybe that should change:
More than half of the US “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison camp never committed any “hostile acts” against the United States, two lawyers said in a report.
Based on an analysis of government documents regarding the more than 500 people held at the US naval prison facility, lawyers Mark Denbeaux and Joshua Denbeaux estimated that 55 percent “are not determined to have committed any hostile acts against the United States or its coalition allies”.
Moreover, they said that only eight percent of the detainees were characterized in the documents as Al-Qaeda fighters, while 60 “are detained merely because they are ‘associated with’ a group or groups the (US) government asserts are terrorist organizations”. (emphasis mine)
I remember reading a story awhile back about someone who was turned in to coalition forces by an ex-associate because the guy owed him money for something. Sounded like a bad joke at the time….guess not.
Besides, I still don’t quite get this whole detaining shit. If they’re hostile then why risk more by trying to capture them at all? If they aren’t, then they don’t know anything anyway, why keep ‘em?