Friday, May 22, 2009

The Biggest Lie About Closing Gitmo

The biggest of the big lies being told by the congressfolk, Dick Cheney and others who are trying to scare people spitless over the closing of the prison at Guantánamo Bay and transfer of terrorism suspects to the mainland is that they were put on that godforsaken spit of Cuban land because they were so dangerous.

Wrong, wrong, wrong!

They were put there so the cowardly, rule of law-averse Bush administration could devise a rump "legal" system that would not have to hew to U.S. law since it was not in the U.S.

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The news media has, for the most part, been a helpmate in Cheney's efforts to move the torture debate from one of Right and Wrong to one of Our Policy versus Their Policy, and he certainly has succeeded judging from the reaction to his national-security cage match with Barack Obama.

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