Friday, May 8, 2009

Bill Kristol: "Literally, on substance, there is now no argument for closing Guantanamo." (Video)

Bill Kristol calls on Obama to reverse his Executive Order to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. He's says the decision is merely a "symbolic" gesture to appease the Euro-Leftists.

From Kristol's Weekly Standard column in March:

First, Obama is, for PR reasons and PR reasons only (and not very good PR reasons at that), committed to closing Guantánamo. GOP members of Congress can make clear just how dangerous the remaining Guantánamo detainees are, and how irresponsible are some of the proposals for sending them abroad or trying them in the criminal justice system. The GOP should seek the release of the Defense Department report on terrorist acts by some of the less dangerous detainees released from Guantánamo under the Bush administration. Republicans can seek to slow or reverse Obama's decision, requiring that he certify that closing Guantánamo will not endanger American lives, providing funding for Guantánamo in the budget whether or not Obama wants it, and so forth. Lots of Democrats would have trouble opposing such efforts.

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