In fact you have little real knowledge about who was there, how dangerous they might be, what dangers 14-year-olds can create, and so on. If they are releasing people who later turn to terrorism then they were obviously wrong in their assessment, and I don't know how yours can be more accurate. Even Libya is still laughing at Europe giving up the Lockerbie bomber. This immense screw-up was also an exercise in Europeans exercising their 'independence' from American policy and evidence of their own block-headed miscalculations.You did not have to be an active terrorist operative to get picked up and shipped out. Indeed it's clear they could have done with being a little more accurate in who they detained. Some detainees were merely enemy soldiers, some were complete innocents and some were kids of 14. I notice you have nothing to say about them.
A balanced view from an innocent terrorist. Does he paint the Americans in an unfriendly light by any chance?Clearly, neither do you my Canuck friend, or are they giving friendly Canadians guided tours? I recommend this book, not to you obviously, but to anyone interested in a balanced view.
Amazon.com: Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo (9780230603745): Murat Kurnaz: Books
Yes, i understand that American Allies in Europe are either poodles or sheep. That's why there is no shared commonality anymore. Maybe you can find it elsewhere.Here you go again. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am far more critical of Bliar, Aznar, Howard and those willing sheep who colluded in the illegal activities we've been discussing. I'm critical of those other countries that assisted in the illegal rendition flights, especially the Arab states such as Morocco and Saudi Arabia, but what can you expect from dictatorships?
It's not clear as to how much 'help' the Europeans actually were. Certainly it would seem it is in their own best interests to join other countries in the fight against terrorism but if they want to do it on their own, as seems the case, then I'd like to see them try. In any case it's clear from BHO and the Sec.of State that Europe isn't of much interest anymore. Your poodles and sheep will have to lead the way without anyone else available to them along. Good luck with that.Your childish hot air ignores the fact that without European help Bush would never have been able to undertake his neo-con adventures. I'd like to think that my take on these matters was a majoritarian opinion over here, but despite your ignorant misinformation, European leaders are more than willing to shut up, if not actively support any and every US foreign policy mistake.