December 14, 2008

IF THE U.R. PERSONALLY WATERBOARDS SOMEONE HE'LL JUST BE A HERO:

Now for straight talk about Gitmo (William McGurn, December 15, 2008, The Australian)

One year later, we have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters at Gitmo saying they want to plead guilty. And the headlines have begun to concede that closing the detention centre will not be as easy as the critics suggested.

"Closing detainee camp a minefield of critical steps," noted The Miami Herald. "Closing it may be the easy part: With Guantanamo, the issue for Obama will be deciding what to do with the 250 prisoners, experts say," reported the Los Angeles Times. "Close Guantanamo prison? Sure. But that's the easy part," said USA Today.

What unites these stories is the acknowledgment of the basic fact of Guantanamo: the problem is the people, not the place.


More importantly, the people held, not the people holding.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 14, 2008 9:51 AM
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