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    Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    First Posted: 05-26-09 09:08 AM | Updated: 05-26-09 11:36 AM

    In an appearance on Radio Free Europe on Sunday, the man hailed by conservatives as the preeminent military figure of his generation left little room for doubt about where he stands on some of Obama's most contentious policies.

    "I think, on balance, that those moves help [us]," said the chief of U.S. Central Command. "In fact, I have long been on record as having testified and also in helping write doctrine for interrogation techniques that are completely in line with the Geneva Convention. And as a division commander in Iraq in the early days, we put out guidance very early on to make sure that our soldiers, in fact, knew that we needed to stay within those guidelines.

    "With respect to Guantanamo," Petraeus added, "I think that the closure in a responsible manner, obviously one that is certainly being worked out now by the Department of Justice -- I talked to the Attorney General the other day [and] they have a very intensive effort ongoing to determine, indeed, what to do with the detainees who are left, how to deal with them in a legal way, and if continued incarceration is necessary -- again, how to take that forward. But doing that in a responsible manner, I think, sends an important message to the world, as does the commitment of the United States to observe the Geneva Convention when it comes to the treatment of detainees."

    Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    So here we have the Republicans favorite General endorsing The Presidents plan to close Gitmo. In fact he says "I think, sends an important message to the world, as does the commitment of the United States to observe the Geneva Convention when it comes to the treatment of detainees."
    I'm curious to hear what the torture deniers have to say about this Four Star General's comments reguarding closing Gitmo and His Endorsment of President Obama?

    Do they still support this troop?

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    So now MoveOn will take out an ad thanking General Petraeus for being such a great guy? Or no?


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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Obama has done nothing with Gitmo other than completely imitate the policies of the Bush administration.

    In fact, almost everything Obama has done has been a imitation of the Bush policies, save for taxes-- about the only thing that was "conservative" about Bush.

    But apparently the koolaid tastes better when the servant is "colored".

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Obama has done nothing with Gitmo other than completely imitate the policies of the Bush administration.

    In fact, almost everything Obama has done has been a imitation of the Bush policies, save for taxes-- about the only thing that was "conservative" about Bush.

    But apparently the koolaid tastes better when the servant is "colored".
    I prefer that he took some time to carefully examine the issue before taking action. Beats the hell out of flying by the seat of our pants as a nation.

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    SO "betrayus" is now in vogue for the kook leftists. the hypocrisy is sickening.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    SO "betrayus" is now in vogue for the kook leftists. the hypocrisy is sickening.
    Can you elaborate further? I've always liked Petraeus. Are you satirizing the leftist term for him? Or is that a military term for him? I'm just asking because I thought he was well-liked in military circles.

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I prefer that he took some time to carefully examine the issue before taking action. Beats the hell out of flying by the seat of our pants as a nation.
    So Bush's "gut" is equal to Obama's ponderous intellectual reflection. And that comforts you?


    It's all perfunctory and forgone. They both read from the same statist script. They just wag different dogs.

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    So now MoveOn will take out an ad thanking General Petraeus for being such a great guy?
    MoveOn.org no more represents the Dem party than Fox represents the Repub party.

    General Petraeus is just the latest military leader to back yet another of Obama's decisions.
    Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
    President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!

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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Can you elaborate further? I've always liked Petraeus. Are you satirizing the leftist term for him? Or is that a military term for him? I'm just asking because I thought he was well-liked in military circles.



    the leftists, remember that ad? Remember the vitriol against him, it was sickening...


    Now they want to chum up to him?
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    Re: Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    So Bush's "gut" is equal to Obama's ponderous intellectual reflection. And that comforts you?
    I am somewhat comforted that Obama took time to actually study the problem before making sweeping changes. Sorry if that alienates the far left, but I think the far left is crazy, anyway, so i'm not really concerned about their feelings at this point in time.

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