Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Palpatine Calls on U.S. to Shut Down Gitmo

ATLANTA - Former President Carter on Tuesday called for the United States to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison to demonstrate its commitment to human

"The U.S. continues to suffer terrible embarrassment and a blow to our reputation ... because of reports concerning abuses of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo," Carter said after a two-day human rights conference at his Atlanta center.

Such reports have surfaced despite President Bush's "bold reminder that America is determined to promote freedom and democracy around the world," Carter said.

Am I the only person struck by this idea that the U.S. has some kind of burden to "demonstrate its commitment to human rights?" I submit to you American soldiers have amply demonstrated that committment time and time again. Nevertheless, perhaps Palpatine's right on this one. Perhaps we should send the Taliban back to Afghanistan and send the Baathists back to Iraq. Something tells me the folks there will know how to handle them properly.


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