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Old 24th Jun 2014, 00:13
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7x7
 
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Most here will have watched the WW2 series 'Band of Brothers'.

If so, you'll recall that 101st Airborne captured the two US citizens serving in the German Army. The TV series left it gloriously vague about what the officer who took them away (Winter's ExO) did with them, but I strongly suspect - as did all his men at the time - that it did not involve 'due process'.

Having seen what has transpired in the Australian courts with Australian David Hicks, who was captured in Afghanistan while serving with the Taliban, I can't help but opine that if the Americans who first took Hicks prisoner had followed Winter's ExO's example, it would have been better for all concerned, including Hicks, who would now be enjoying his 72 virgins.

OK, amend that to better for all except for the lawyers.
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