Monday, February 23, 2009

Gitmo Hot Air

The left's talking points on the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay are well known—they say the camp is a place where we mistreat and abuse prisoners and so on. We have now learned that, "A Pentagon report requested by President Obama on the conditions at the Guantánamo Bay detention center concluded that the prison complies with the humane-treatment requirements of the Geneva Conventions.

This of course, should surprise none of us. As we all instinctively knew before, the left's and the media's talking points (which are the same thing), were hot air and political posturing. The left and the media used any means available to criticize President Bush's competence and morality. The secret nature of the camp gave the left and the media the opportunity to let their imaginations and their mouths run wild with horrible kinds of fantasies about how immoral the U.S. military had treated those poor jihadists that should really just be left alone.

It is not yet clear what the Obama administration will do with this report. But as Andrew McCarthy of National Review said, "What good is it to validate Gitmo and defend renditions if Obama is going to release the terrorists anyway? " He states this on the heels of the US and Britain reaching agreement to release an Ethiopian-born terrorist.

Moves like this make it appear that the Obama administration is not serious about defending Americans and the world from terrorists.

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