Originally Posted by Rog0525
I really try not to get involved in political debates
Of course there are facilities to house the people of New Orleans. But to scatter them to the four winds is bootless. They want to return home. Those with jobs will want to resume them. Those who employ people will likewise want them on hand. The Federal response has always been to, wherever possible, restore the community. So temporary housing will be created, at enormous cost.
The war in Afghanistan and Iraq were both declared, by Congress, and passed by substantial majorities. The Iraq declaration involved much debate and was heavily covered by the news media.
POA's (or is it political prisoners - you seem to use the terms interchangably) are returned when hostilities cease, and a government is in place to recieve them. This can take considerable time. In WWII it took well over a year, in some cases. With some of these people the situation is somewhat more difficult as we also are waging a war against Al Qada and its allies - a stateless foe. They have not ceased hostilities. In times past EVERY ONE of the people interned at Guantanomo would have been shot as none were in uniform, and the present embarrassment would not have arisen. I have not heard anyone propose that solution.
We do not recognize Fidel Casto's government. We never have. The US did not put him in power. Is there any reason to believe that needed medical treatment is not already available?