DeSantis and GITMO - yep, you read that right

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  1. Lucifer

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    Interesting article about the current governor of FL:

    DeSantis’s pivotal service at Guantánamo during a violent year

    ~SNIP~
    Ron DeSantis was a 27-year-old Navy lawyer fresh out of Harvard Law School when he arrived in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, amid an escalating crisis at the U.S. military base.

    Hundreds of “enemy combatants,” held without charges, had gone on hunger strikes. As pressure grew to end the protests, DeSantis later said, he was part of a team of military lawyers asked what could be done.

    “How do I combat this?” a commanding officer asked in 2006, as DeSantis recalled in an interview he gave years later to a local CBS television station.

    “Hey, you actually can force-feed,” DeSantis said he responded in his role as a legal adviser. “Here’s what you can do. Here’s kind of the rules for that.”

    Ultimately, it was the Pentagon’s decision to authorize force feeding. Detainees were strapped into a chair and a lubricated tube was stuffed down their nose so a nurse could pour down two cans of a protein drink, according to military records. The detainees’ lawyers tried and failed to stop the painful practice, arguing that it violated international torture conventions.

    I didn't know this. Now I do and I can honestly say I now understand why DeSantis likes to force-feed his particular brand of conservatism down Floridians' throats.

    Is this really the best "hope" we have to stave off another Trump?

     
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    Personally, I think it would have been better to let them starve to death.
     
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    In order to get them to eat, I would have made sure that delicious smell of bacon was spread throughout the prison.
     
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    lemmiwinx Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Nobody can resit bacon if it's cooked in bacon fat. I have it on the best authority.
     
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    kriman Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Absolutely. It made me hungry just thinking about it.
     
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    Fake News, DeSantis whipped his Democrat opponent like a rented mule, beating him 3/2.

    DeSantis Joins the Fight for Sanity on Foreign Policy
    'Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' written statement to Tucker Carlson heard around the world earlier this week on the Russia-Ukraine war has caused nothing short of a full-scale meltdown from the arrogant, consistently wrong-thinking, military-industrial complex-addled band of bipartisan dunderheads who collectively comprise the American ruling class's foreign policy "blob."'

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    Wow, preventing racism from being taught in schools really bothers you, doesn’t it?

    What would the five time draft dodger do? Oh, he’d kill their jobs, he’d force EVs on us, he’d use his particular brand of liberalism to force feed global warming and equity down the collective throats of the country. Remember, Biden said only dictators rule through exec orders, yet here he is forcing his will on everyone.
     
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    If the story is true or false -- I don't care and I'm still liking DeSantis. If he runs for president he has my vote. But you tried Lucifer.
     
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    No one who supports DeSantis cares how we treated prisoners in Gitmo.

    If you had some evidence that DeSantis said we should respect their rights, then you might have something.
     
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    Sounds like the ICC would love this guy.... :)
     
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    They even put it on donuts now. Yummy!
     
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    So, they should have just let them die? :eek:
    You guys would have yelled and screamed about that, too. And wondered why terrorist incidents increased.
     
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    Anyone worried about Gitmo prisoners, let 'em move in with you.
    Liberals are always spewing their crap about being humane with criminals just so the liberals can sound superior and caring. They never show any sympathy for victims.
     
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    Theo only ones being force fed are the leftist who slurp up their media garbage so the can spew their fake outrage.
    Typical though.
     
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    The leftist and the media are doing all they can to destroy Trump, and also working hard to produce a bad image of DeSantis. Anyone who criticizes Trump may have a point but anyone who criticizes DeSantis is swallowing the liberal's swill and the MSM's swill. Too bad they don't think for themselves.
     
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    I see this article really stirred the peanut gallery.

    And as usual, they have no clue about the implications of GITMO, or how it makes the US look on the world stage that we have never closed it. Or the bogus allegations of caring for terrorists. I can see from the responses that quite a few were either asleep in the early 2000s or still having their diapers changed (or possibly both).

    Not all the folks that were transplanted to GITMO were terrorists, in fact, some of them were rounded up simply on the word of other terrorists, or were captured and detained on a purely circumstantial basis. My fear then, which has come to fruition, is that we have become our own enemy. Torture has NEVER been a practice in our military up until the Iraq war. It made us like the very terrorists we were after.

    Now that I know DeSantis was involved with that dark period of our history and considering his militant control of FL, it's only a matter of time before he implements torture on Floridians.

    How far we have fallen is measured in the failure of Republicans to do the right thing. I wonder if this not-too-distant history falls under DeSantis' whitewashing of history.
     
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    Libs don’t sound superior, caring or humane when it comes to the 1/6 prisoners.
     
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    Which is the most watched cable news network with the most watched hours per viewer that was recently found out their hosts doesn’t even believe the propaganda they are repeating?

    How ironic
     
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    What’s your favorite thing about rons government, them thinking about making girls report their periods or them punishing private businesses for speech?
     
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    I looked that and thought “he has that backwards because the schools have been attempting to teach equality by showing where inequality exists but then I read it again and realised it was just a personal attack
     
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    Don’t blame them they are PRISONERS who have been convicted of crimes - so what were the GITMO prisoners actually convicted of?
     
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    Would it be CNN who's ratings are lower than the Cartoon network and Nickelodeon?
    Or maybe CNN and MSNBC who paid out millions for knowingly falsifying Nick Sandman was a racist causing his family dozens death threats.
    Or it could be the ones who claimed Trump was a planted Russian spy for 3 years.
    Or maybe the ones who fired Chris Cuomo for sexual misconduct who can't even find 400K viewers now in prime time.

    But the left runs in here to open a thread whining about DeSantis because they heard prisoners at Gitmo were being force fed?
    Please. lol
     
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    You know Murdoch has been feeding you Yanks bull for years whilst telling you it was chocolate topping. As an Aussie I should be glorifying the fact that one of our own could get away with so much but I simply cannot get on board with his rapacious lying no matter where he originated
     
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    Rs have a brain dead obsession with force feeding it seems.


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    Nope — none of those.
    Good guesses though, would you like to try again?
     
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