Considering Bush and his mantra 'You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists.' this goes against everything the war on terror is about. You cannot negotiate with terrorists.
Since Bush isn't the president any more, I'm not sure what his mantra has to do with how Obama's administration is handling things. But even under Bush, the U.S. did try to negotiate with the Taliban for bin Laden before going to war.
I don't think it's that cut and dry.
You doubt? It's not like negotiations have been tried before, and failed. Again, you cannot negotiate with terrorists.
Since you recognize that negotiations with the Taliban have been tried before, I'm not sure why you think it's so odd that it's being discussed again; and I can't understand this "it's been tried before and failed" attitude. Good thing there are people in this world who don't declare defeat the first time something fails.
For many things already listed in this thread. The official story about Omar is wrong, and he is being used as an example that the US can do whatever they want with anyone they please.
Why is the official story about Omar wrong? - because you disagree with it? Furthermore, the U.S. has been trying to get Canada to take Omar for some time now. Canada doesn't seem to be too eager to do so; the Supreme Court ruling didn't even say that the Canadian government had to try to get Omar back to Canada, even as it was declaring his rights had been abused. As for your take on his being "used as an example," that's your opinion; I'd say it's more about the fact that he's convicted of killing an American soldier.
The way Canada has treated Omar makes me ashamed to be Canadian. Let's go bomb another country.
The way some of you Canadians feel about Omar makes me glad to be American.
Edited by American Woman, 28 April 2012 - 06:12 PM.