“Shulman labels them " socially awkward "....one was a popular student the other a young man struggling with a wife and child, both were athletes in good health and both had their entire lives in front of them...
“Isn't the press supposed to ask tough questions? Gibbs responses makes the whole process ridiculous.
I don't understand why the press even bothers.
they all look............unimportant.”
We-Are-The-Ones on May 31, 2009 at 08:03:49
“He makes fun of them because they do not do a bit of work. They ask the same questions day after day. They do not even bother to read the docs given to them prior to the press briefings. Their phones are constantly ringing, defying all common sense and courtesy.
They should ask tough, informed questions, but they don't seem to know how to do it. They can only ask hypothetical questions, "what if the President went to Egypt and they said hello, how would that change his speech." They are useless. The briefings would be more useful if the public could ask the questions.”
“Let them know......you can sponsor one of them....have him live at your house. Better dust off that burka and shut down that TV and radio though. And brush up on the Koran...You'll be converting...if you haven't already.
Go ahead...give them your address...You're a Daisy if you Don't.
.........Talk is cheap......it takes money to buy whiskey.”
Gingersp on May 22, 2009 at 16:03:57
“You are ridiculous. Of course, no one wants them in our house. But I live in a city with a maximum security prison just outside the city limits. No one has ever escaped, killed a guard, or anything else that the fear-mongers claim will happen. These prisoners from Gitmo are no different. Wouldn't bother me a bit to send them here and I don't think I'll be needing my burka or my Koran.”
“Yeh...should be a spare room in some of those Ivory Towers.”
Geria on May 22, 2009 at 15:46:10
“You say wars are political responses to the fears and wishes of the people in a democracy or the political leaders, then the Iraq War was entirely illegitimate politically. Irag had nothing to do with the fears generated by 9/11 and nothing to do with the event itself. It was not the wish of the American people to go after Sadam Hussein, dictator though he was, he was not involved in 9/11. The people wanted to get al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, if you recall accurately, but Bush, a friend of the bin Laden family, let him escape and allowed his family to avoid questioning by the FBI by leaving by plane right after the disaster. Bush ended up removing US troops from Saudi Arabia, which is what bin Laden wanted. By your definition, the Iraq war was a complete fraud perpetrated upon the American people and its allies. Fraud is a crime, a felony for which most criminals do time--lots of time.”
“There are people in the world that are a danger to you and I. We need to confine or kill these people.
Gitmo serves this purpose. The idiot Liberals want to shuffle everyody around just to end up with the same problem.
I don't Know what the Geneva Convention says about these kind of war prisoners. Somebody claimed that under the Geneva Covention these enemy combatants, being out of a regular army, have no rights......for instance, in WWII, they would have been "summarily Executed" on the battlefield................. that works for me..............No terrorists...........No problems.”
“So GITMO does not belong to the US and is not under US law...but we have our soldiers there........Yeah, that makes sense. You dishonor all the men and women working there.......How does that make you FEEL?”
Typical Dimocrat........spend millions flying around, moving people,spend, spend, spend,
why not......it's not your money.....it is the government's money.
All the money spent to end up right where you were from the start.
But......you libs will FEEL better.......great.”
upbeatdem on May 23, 2009 at 08:14:44
“Hello, Genius! Who do you think is paying for GITMO ? That would be you, providing you pay taxes.”
“My point exactly.......it doesn't matter how I feel.......if it doesn't match up with reality.
GITMO by any other LOCATION is still GITMO (Shakespeare...sorta)”
GingerM on May 22, 2009 at 13:53:41
“And exactly what is your "reality"?”
EuGeneTherapy on May 22, 2009 at 12:57:50
“Since when has Cuba been part of the US mainland. The point is GITMO was placed on Cuba so the torturer in chief and his sidekick Bush would'nt have to obey US laws. So, like usual, you are wrong. GITMO by any other location is not still GITMO. And in case you haven't heard, the torture presidency has come to an end as well........”
christopherflynn on May 22, 2009 at 12:33:44
“so I am assuming that reality, to you, has been all the lies, distortions of truth, and subterfuge (look it up) of the rethug administration of the past 8 years?”
“You liberal sycophants...........only hear what you want to hear.
They aren't CLOSING Gitmo..........They are MOVING Gitmo.
It will make everybody FEEL better. And with you Libs....that is all that matters.”
tmaxPA on May 22, 2009 at 15:07:32
“You are incorrect. Purposefully so, but probably not knowingly.
Gitmo is the location. Closing it does mean moving prisoners, relocating legal procedures, and re-assigning facilities. That is closing Gitmo.
You might as well say that because the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base will still be operating, they aren't 'closing Gitmo'.
As for trying to mock libs for paying attention to their "feelings", that is what has made humans the dominant species on the planet. FEEL free to congratulate yourself on being unfeeling if you want, but it really doesn't make your reasoning any better.”
Bronxdude on May 22, 2009 at 14:35:12
“Despite Cheney’s advanced mental instability, republicans need to remember that Obama, McCain, and 130 million Americans voted to end the use of advanced interrogation techniques, to include water-boarding. As an argument against torture, in the past 10 years, numerous convictions achieved through our legal system have been overturned because suspects provided bogus confession extracted via torture, i.e., police brutality. Oh, by the way, thousands of Nazi soldiers were held on American soil during WWII, so what’s the difference with Gitmo detainees being incarcerated at super-max prisons in America.”
Liberal2 on May 22, 2009 at 12:58:14
“No stupid, the point about closing *GITMO* is that the Bush-Cheney criminal mal-adminstration's torture policy can't be hidden 90 miles off the coast of Florida by twisted military or CIA wackos who get off on that kind of stuff. We treated Nazi war criminals with more dignity. But then those were your kinda' folks.”
mafina on May 22, 2009 at 12:55:26
“Closing, moving, who gives a rat's arss, it will not be onthe island anymore.”
dmspeech on May 22, 2009 at 12:12:48
“I've heard what I haven't wanted to hear for the past 8 years so now it's your turn.
What makes you FEEL better. GW Bush? Dick Cheney? Rush Limbaugh? Newt Gingrich?
What a group to choose from”
“he is a leader. He can make a decision and stick to it,,,,Obama folds like oragmi every few hours.
Liz cheney for Prez”
JZ735 on May 22, 2009 at 03:20:21
Veratruth on May 22, 2009 at 02:54:47
“Lord have Mercy, FORMER VP Cheney has no place left to go, and nothing to lose. He has ZERO credibility. If there is another terrorist atttack, I can almost hear him say, "I told you so." He forgets that the American people have spoken ... at the polls, and the election was so lopsided it couldn't be stolen.”
blueshield on May 22, 2009 at 02:32:48
“My dog can make a decision and stick to it, but I still wouldn't let him drive my car.”
“I love how you put out a false premise then spin off it like it is fact.
The UN was not convinced he didn't have WMD...Do you believe those liberal freaks would have left them on one second more than necessary.....well...unless Kofi's kid hadn't made enough millions...I guess that is possible.”
What was his motive to not act if he knew..........?”
OceanSize on May 21, 2009 at 14:35:34
“Because, just as Clinton learned when he was presented with an opportunity to go after bin-Laden, there was not enough political will to be on the offensive prior to 9/11. Without undenial proof, it was all just conjecture and hard to imagine actually happening. In a word, laziness.”