Monday, June 13, 2005

Guantanamo Bay Prison Matter Settled

We have ways of making men talk.
Anonymous, film catch phrase, often repeated as "We have ways of making you talk."

Last week, President Bush has said his administration is "exploring all alternatives" for detaining the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

Yesterday the matter was settled. Vice President Dick Cheney, said there are no present plans to move the people being held. "The important thing here to understand is that the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people," he told the Bush media network FOX, reacting to a growing chorus of calls to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay where terrorism suspects are held.

The entire Guantanamo Bay idea of prisoners undermines everything the United States is trying to accomplish in its war on terror. It shows our hypocritical stance on human rights. Torture is okay if we are doing it because we know how to torture humanely.

Cheney also told the Bush network, "We've already screened the detainees there and released a number, sent them back to their home countries. But what's left is hard core."

Case closed: the detainees are there for at least as long as a Republican administration is in place.

1 comment:

rags said...

The scary part is that it really just validates what the insurgents in Iraq are doing. All they need to do is claim the Americans they're holding are "bad people," and what recourse do we have? They're just doing what we're doing.

Of course, Cheney can't see that. After all, only he can issue judgment on others.