Are you one of those fucks who are more worried about our "image" instead of our "security"?
If so, let me point you towards the closest bridge over looking a busy freeway for you to jump from.
If the government decided you were a security risk and threw you in jail for a couple years without ever charging you with anything or letting you see the light of day, I bet you wouldn't be singing the praises of the system anymore. "Oh, but my government wouldn't do that to me
..." Or what if you were walking down the street and the Chinese pulled up and threw you in a van, took you back over there and put you in their version of gitmo? I bet you'd say, "Oh it's OK, they thought I might be a terrorist." Bullshit, WW3 would officially be on and you'd be at the head of the line calling for it. But that wouldn't happen, because you're an American, and things like that don't happen to Americans, right?
The problem isn't that terrorists are being detained, it's that possibly (probably) people who aren't terrorists are being detained.
And don't give me some security bullshit. I feel more secure without giving the Arab world ammo to rally against us. Yeah they will strike again, it will most likely be on Obama's watch, and everybody who voted against him will point and say "AHA!" Then we'll fight about that while they sit back and laugh. You think they don't know that? And it has absolutely nothing to do with whether Gitmo is operating, or I have to take my shoes off to get on a plane, or my phone lines are tapped, or anything else that is supposedly making us more "secure." Fact of the matter is they could have struck anytime they wanted anyway, but apparently they're smart enough to know how predictable we are. Tell me Achmed couldn't get himself a Uhaul full of fertilizer and park it in front of any building in downtown Dallas TODAY?? Secure my ass. They're trying to fuck with us, and they're succeeding. They hit us, we get irrational and spend a bunch of money/fight for a while. The hornet's nest calms down a little eventually, they hit us again, more money and more fighting, see the pattern? They can do this all day, we can't. They know that. Like I said, I don't have the answer unfortunately. I wish I did. Sacrificing human rights for the illusion of security ain't it though.
Flame suit on/