Earlier this year, the New York Times, among other mainstream sources, released disturbing news regarding Guantanamo Bay; the detention center for foreign terror suspects was beginning to envision hospice care for their older prisoners. Despite the oldest prisoner now reaching his 70s, President Trump is firm on his stance against releasing any detainees, even those too old or ill to pose any serious threat. But that isn’t the most ridiculous part of the story. In 2015, the popular satire site The Onion envisioned this exact situation.
Fair treatment of humans under the law should be a prerequisite to American war action.