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Can It Be True?

Posted by MEC on June 21, 2007

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White House near decision to close Guantanamo

The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility and move the terror suspects there to military prisons elsewhere, The Associated Press has learned.


Cheney’s office and the Justice Department have been dead set against the step, arguing that moving “unlawful” enemy combatant suspects to the U.S. would give them undeserved legal rights.

If it is true, this could be the reason:

In Congress, recently introduced legislation would require Guantanamo’s closure.

The Busheviks will want to make it appear that it was their decision, and have control over where the detainees end up.

6 Responses to “Can It Be True?”

  1. Emphyrio said

    I’m impressed with your blog. It replaces Gilliard on my blogroll. I’ve seen your name at Kos and Atrios’s comments, I think, but it was Avedon Carol who sent me here.

    You hit all sorts of things I don’t see elsewhere, of real importance.

    I also appreciate your terseness.

  2. Charles said


  3. MEC said

    Emphyrio, it’s an honor to fill the vacancy Steve Gilliard leaves in your blogroll. Nobody, of course, could fill the vacancy he leaves in the blogosphere and our hearts.

  4. Stormcrow said

    Steve had a way with words.

    I have never seen anybody, in the blogosphere or out, apply a verbal slapdown in print the way Steve did.

    Driftglass makes a valiant try, but he needs a paragraph to express the visceral disgust and utter contempt that Steve could, somehow, compress into a six or seven word sentence.

    It utterly defied the law of entropy, the way Steve could do that.

  5. Yupper.
    My favorite example thereof was when Steve would do a long excerpt of an article describing some atrocity, then disembowel it with one sharp sentence.
    His reaction to the existence of the neo-Nazi teen sister act “Prussian Blue” is a classic of the genre. He did a long excerpt of a newspaper article describing the lasses and the people behind them, then said at the end: “Mom is an idiot and those girls will have black babies by the age of 19.” Perfection, sheer perfection.
    Speaking of Prussian Blue, The Poor Man shows one of David Horowitz’ running buddies, David Yeagley, defending the girls — then backpedaling very, very quickly.

  6. babaloo said

    Just look at the inmates during their one hr a day outside. Totally shackled, wearing hats and what’s this with the face covering?
    What sick fuck makes these rules?
    Most of these guys have not been charged with any crime – which you know the Bushies would have done years ago with an IOTA of evidence.
    And this is how we treat our fellow human beings!
    I am disgusted!
    I am appalled!
    We are ruining all the soldiers required to carry out this grotesque regimen!

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