Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Powell: Guantanamo Prison Should Be Closed

Associated Press:
The notorious Guantanamo Bay military prison should be closed immediately, Colin Powell said Sunday.
The prison has tarnished the world's perception of the United States, the former U.S. secretary of state said, and its approximately 380 suspected terrorists should be moved to facilities in the U.S. legal system.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said Congress and the Bush administration should work together to allow imprisonment of the more dangerous detainees elsewhere so the military stockade in Cuba can be closed.
The Defense Department estimates it would take about three years to conduct 60 to 80 military commission trials.
Powell said the U.S. should do away with the military commission system in favor of procedures already established in federal law or the manual for courts-martial.
The Pentagon is asking military judges to reconsider their decision last Monday to dismiss charges against Omar Khadr, and another detainee.

Kudos to Colin Powell for stepping up and telling it like it is! So now that even America's military heros are saying it, the question is, will this country listen? I'm quite sure that our 'Commander Guy', who got us into this mess, has his ear plugs firmly in place. In fact I'm pretty sure at this point he's had them permenantly surgically attached so the pesky voice of the people can't interrupt his, "George is King of the World", daydreams.


Blogger Jane Doe said...

Dubya sure lives in his own little world. And it's not a pretty one either, not like mine where the sky is purple and the grass is free. Everytime I see his face on tv I feel an overwhelming urge to punch him, and I can't even listen to his voice on the radio, I have to turn it whenever he comes on, I just can't stand the man!

6/12/2007 4:58 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Well Jane all I can say is you are obviously an astute judge of character and have are lucky enough to live in a beautiful world, unlike the ugly one Bush is trying to make the rest of us occupy-lol. If you ever do get the chance to punch him and you do it, I promise to make you my new hero and raise funds for your defense--awww... nevermind I forgot, you better not do it as in our brave, new American world you'll be locked away forever in some foreign snakepit with no right to a defense and only waterboarding to look foward to. Thanks for the comment.

6/12/2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Remember the Commander Guy has his marching orders from Cheney and company.

Have you ever notice how this President seems to be in line with what Project for the New American Century think tank (PNAC), dictate's.

6/12/2007 9:44 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Oh, I know, while Bush dreams of being king, Cheney chuckles and continues to act as the Great Puppetmaster. As for the PNAC, the president subscribes to the same philosophy. Thanks for the comment.

6/13/2007 2:39 PM  

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