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Friday, March 23, 2007

Bush, Cheney, Gonzales blocked Gitmo closing

Gates Argued for Closing Guantánamo
WASHINGTON — In his first weeks as defense secretary, Robert M. Gates repeatedly argued that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had become so tainted abroad that legal proceedings at Guantánamo would be viewed as illegitimate, according to senior administration officials. He told President Bush and others that it should be shut down as quickly as possible.

Mr. Gates’s appeal was an effort to turn Mr. Bush’s publicly stated desire to close Guantánamo into a specific plan for action, the officials said. In particular, Mr. Gates urged that trials of terrorism suspects be moved to the United States, both to make them more credible and because Guantánamo’s continued existence hampered the broader war effort, administration officials said.

Mr. Gates’s arguments were rejected after Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and some other government lawyers expressed strong objections to moving detainees to the United States, a stance that was backed by the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, administration officials said. New York Times

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At Sun Mar 25, 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Oh no it's Bush-thulu! Run before his VP She-Chen-Goth shows up!

At Mon Mar 26, 02:09:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

LOL! Do you really think that Cthulu is as evil as George Bush, though? He may be evil, but I don't think that Cthulu is that evil.


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