Monday, January 14, 2008

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Close Guantanamo

He believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the United States.

Almost right - it's not the negative publicity that has been pretty damaging, but the FACTS that caused that negative publicity in the first place. 

I was thinking the other day that it would be very strategic for any presidential candidate who doesn't back torture to close Guantanamo (or more specifically, Camp Six in order to keep the strategic location viable) immediately upon assuming the presidency.  Granted, that pretty much narrows it to the Democrats, Ron Paul, and John McCain (per, but just a thought that it would a smart move and a good immediate signal to the rest of the world.

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