In a message dated 6/22/2007 5:01:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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you have absolutely and utterly no basis for what you call a belief.
Only trials can determine innocence or guilt--as far as possible--and in
America we have a presumption of innocence. By all standards of American
law and principle and eethics, they are all presumed innocent. It is
deeply wrong to claim they are not when you have nothing at all but a totally
unbased opinion. No one is there because they have been convicted of
anything. People are arrested and tried to find out if they are guilty
not because they are.
Yes--to everyone, I know this is pointless, but
sometimes one must be a witness and refuse to read such a thing in
As that is everything I mean to say or I think worth saying, I
don't mean to get pulled into another set of
Nancy, I believe that I do have a basis for saying that Gitmo is not
filled with the innocent, but I agree with you, that they all should be charged
and then trials held with each of them having counsel, etc. If they were
being held in Florida, just 90 miles away, they would not be held this way,
without charges, representation and trials. But, as they are not
Americans and as they are being held outside of America, Americans in general
accept this unAmerican treatment of them.