Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Calls for US to Return Prisoners to Afghanistan after Interrogation

Spring 2002

Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) has called for the return of Taliban and al Qaeda detainees at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan once they have been interrogated and can provide no further benefit to the US. JWV National Commander Bernard Becker issued the statement in response to a continuing chorus of articles and complaints by European media outlets and politicians fearful that the US will not treat the detainees properly at a trial without television coverage. "Even though the US has proven claims that we are mistreating the prisoners are blatant lies, the whining and complaining continues" NC Becker said. "Once we have obtained whatever useful information the terrorists might have as to probable threats, we should return the defeated terrorists to the scene of their crimes, and turn them over for justice from the Afghans. The complainers may then proceed to assure proper treatment in Afghanistan, a nation where a few months ago the Taliban terrorized the populace and where the evidence is readily available for trial."


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