Fox News Host Wonders Why We Aren’t Conveniently Executing Gitmo Detainees

Fox News host Jenna Lee can't quite figure out why the Obama administration has chosen to release or transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries rather than simply execute them.

Lee apparently believes we're taking too great a risk by releasing them rather than extrajudicially executing them while they're in our custody.

via Media Matters

LEE: I'm not asking to arbitrarily execute people, but I'm saying if we're using a certain standard to execute them amongst innocent people overseas, then why wasn't that applied here? Because then we wouldn't have this problem. If they were deemed such a risk to America at one time, then we wouldn't even be worried about where we're releasing them, because they wouldn't be around anymore.

Yes, Satan, I suppose we wouldn't be bothered with the details if we just killed them.

As I'm sure you're aware, none of the suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay have been convicted of anything. That's one major reason why they've been there for so long.

As much as it would undoubtedly entertain Jenna Lee, her colleagues, and the Fox News audience and give them all a jingoistic hard-on, we can't just start executing prisoners of war.

I can't prove that Jenna Lee is a lizard, but that doesn't mean she isn't.

  • Badgerite

    I don’t suppose she has ever heard of the phrase Due Process of law?

  • muselet

    As horrific as Jenna Lee’s comments are—Kill them! Kill them all!—those of her guest, Charles Stimson (former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs) are at least as bad.

    Stimson claimed the Obama administration wanted to release people from the prison camp, and so simply decided to roll the dice and let them go without regard for risk. It’s bullshit, of course, but this is the same Charles “Cully” Stimson who resigned over saying US corporations should refuse to do business with law firms defending prisoners at Guantánamo. I will give him credit for admitting that inmates at Guantánamo can’t be arbitrarily executed, but that hardly makes up for the rest of the awfulness.

    In other words, he’s the perfect expert for Fox News Channel.


    • JMAshby

      The bar is very low.

  • Victor the Crab

    I’m not saying we should kill them. I’m just saying why aren’t we killing them?


    Ya know, human beings wonder why Jenna Lee hasn’t been subjected to a doctor examining the inside of her skull to see if the hamster running the treadmill hasn’t died from exhaustion.

    • Christopher Foxx

      You’re assuming there’s actually a hamster in there. Clearly the treadmill stands silent.

  • ninjaf


  • Can’t try them. Can’t release them. Don’t want them in my back yard.

    Yeah, just kill them. They are muslims after all.