The Al-Qaeda Captives

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 38•04 Feb 6, 2002

U.S. leaders are divided over whether al-Qaeda detainees in Cuba should be classified as POWs and protected under Geneva Convention laws. What do you think?

  • “Goddammit, just when we finally get some prisoners, everybody wants us to be all nice to them.”

    Roger Koss –
    File Clerk

  • “I have to admit, it's funny the way those Marines had them bowing twice a day in the direction of Oscar Mayer world headquarters.”

    Donald Matthews –
    Architect

  • “This is a totally different situation. Those Geneva Convention laws were written back when we were fighting white people.”

    Bruce Nowell –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Geneva Convention, Schmeneva Convention. Refute that, if you possess the erudition.”

    Marcus Moore –
    Landscaper

  • “We need to rough up these al-Qaeda guys a little if we're ever going to get them to confess who the one true God is.”

    Diana George –
    Homemaker

  • “I don't think we should risk making martyrs of these men. Notice I said 'martyrs,' not 'quadriplegics.'”

    Danielle Lund –
    Florist

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