O.K. so senator
shed some crocodile tears and
un-convincingly apologized for his
comparing the United States Military's
treatment of the Guantanamo
detainees to the atrocities wrought by the Soviet Gulags, The Nazi Death
Camps and the Cambodian Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge. Those regimes
systematically exterminated millions of their own innocent men, women
and children simply
because it was politically expedient.
The American people and our allies in the War on Terror need to remember that the enemy combatants being held at Camp Delta in Guantanamo are just that, enemy combatants. They are not U.S. citizens. The combatants were captured in the field of battle and are being detained because they are a threat to the security of our country. These people being held are not nice people, they are terrorists committed to the destruction of America and Western Civilization.
The official U.S. policy is to treat the detainees in a professional and humane manner and I believe that we've bent over backward to accommodate these detainees.