The base?? or the prison?? We should keep the base open as long as it's a stick up the Castros' asses.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Seems like comparatively mild stuff. These are the most damaging documents they could release? Is your concern that there are still detainees at Gitmo or that Gitmo is still open? This could happen at Thomson, too, without the added security risks to the people of Illinois.
Gitmo should be closed. All detainee's need to be charged with a crime or released. The backlash is probably going to hurt, but that is consequence of making such a stupid mistake. Waffling about is only going to make it worse in the end.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
No. Keep it open. It's a fine advanced naval base irritating Cuba's communist leaders.
The Mayor has heard rumors that some people are recommending that so-called pirates be sent to Gitmo for trial. That's baloney. Haul captured living pirates to the task force flagship and put them in front a tribunal there. Then hang them, since the evidence of their guilt is overwhelming. Dump their bodies over the side, because sharks are becoming threatened and they gotta two, same as the worms and the birds.
Since when did they give a ****?No. Keep it open. It's a fine advanced naval base irritating Cuba's communist leaders.
I say **** when im tired.
We should do the opposite and expand Gitmo. We should put more prisoners there. I think we should also send a case of pink panties and disposable cameras, so the prisoners can write home to mom.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)