What is your worst nightmare?
What about torture? And death?" You ask.
Well, what if someone yanked out all your nails, burned your skin off with a blow torch, then dipped you in a vat of salt, all while killing your pet tortoises, and you're conscious the whole time?"
Spiders are still way scarier.
all of those Gitmo terrorists coming to American Prisons, having access to our resources, planning an escape, escaping, and sending all the new things they learned to al-Qaeda headquarters.
then, of course, killing as many Americans as possible.
I know many people may find a terrorist attack on America impossible (Jon Stewart making fun of how the people of Fox News brought up a scenario of a terrorist attack. You know, eating the popcorn, as if terrorist attacks on America are purely movie like, and could never happen. I mean, when were we ever attacked?)
Jon Stewart also made the point that in a free society there will always exist a certain amount of danger, but sacrificing your ideals out of fear is wrong. The whole situation reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
But hey, what does he know?
As for the actual likelihood of a terrorist (1) escaping from prison (2) learning some secret information that would help the terrorists (because they tend to share state secrets with prisoners...I guess for shits and giggles) and (3) evading capture, and finding a way to meet up with other terrorist buddies to plan an attack.
Honestly, I would be more afraid of normal prisoners who would actually be able to survive in the U.S. then some terrorist who probably doesn't speak English very well, and sure as hell wouldn't blend in. But maybe I just don't like irrational fears.
how are WE giving up liberty by putting terrorists captured on the battlefield into war prisons?
you see, we're not sacrificing our ideals at all, actually. we're protecting them from terrorists. I mean, yes, you can argue that Lincoln didn't deserve liberty or safety since he actually took away rights from Americans, but you can't say the same for Bush. He allows terrorists captured on the battlefield to be put into secret prisons. actually, that's EXTREMELY reasonable. I'm surprised that he hasn't done more... like put Arabs into camps (FDR) or sympathizers of the Islamofacists into prisons without trial (Lincoln).
1. people escape from prison all the time, and since we do have homegrown terrorists, an explosion isn't unreasonable at all
2. in Gitmo they don't have access to current events like prisoners do in American prisons. Plus, they are far likely to communicate with their "buddies" when in American prisons receiving American rights that they're trying to destroy. what's funny is that they know about our policy and they use it against ust.
3. like i said, homegrown terrorists will come to their aid.