And btw, it's not my view. It's just simple fact. Written loud and clear in history.
Sepertinya so far Republikan masih di atas angin ya, Cil?Published on Sunday, May 24, 2009 by Reuters Top US Military Officer Pushes Guantanamo Closing
by Will Dunham
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday pushed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison despite rising resistance in Congress, saying it serves as a "recruiting symbol" for America's enemies.
The US military must "dramatically" stem a three-year slide in the security situation in Afghanistan over the next year and a half to make room for civilian efforts to stabilize the country, US Admiral Michael Mullen, pictured on May 21, 2009, said Sunday. (AFP/Getty Images/Brendan Smialowski)
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, rallied behind President Barack Obama's move to close the detention facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, which is operated by the U.S. military.
"Well, the concern I've had about Guantanamo in these wars is it has been a symbol -- and one which has been a recruiting symbol for those extremists and jihadists who would fight us. ... That's at the heart of the concern for Guantanamo's continued existence," Mullen said on ABC's "This Week."
"Well, I've advocated for a long time now that it needs to be closed. President Obama made a decision very early after his inauguration to do that by next January. And we're all working very hard to meet that deadline," Mullen added.
Obama on Thursday laid out his case for closing the prison, saying he was trying to clean up a legal "mess" he inherited from former President George W. Bush, who opened the facility in 2002. Many critics, including some close U.S. allies, have condemned prison, with saying torture has been used there.
In a vigorous defense of the Guantanamo prison that same day, former Vice President **** Cheney assailed what he called "this recruitment tool theory" that U.S. treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held there has helped al Qaeda and other U.S. enemies attract new members.
"It's another version of that same old refrain from the left, 'We brought it on ourselves,'" Cheney said on Thursday.
A newly formed non-profit organisation made up of former Bush administration officials is to spend $15 million to run pro-war television and radio ads in more than 20 states which falsely link the 9/11 attacks to the war in Iraq in an effort to strong arm Congress into withdrawing support for a de-escalation.
Kenyataannya gampang, Gul.
Hanya karena ada yang berbeda pendapat jangan keluar omongan ngga mutu macam 'otak ngga dipake' gitu lah,bro...namanya juga forum. Kalo mau nyari yang sama semua pendapatnya cari aja di situs jihadwatch, blackanthem, freedomwatch dan teman-temannya...Pasti dah akur semua sama Guantanamo dan 'war on terror' yang fantastico itu...Pepatah anda yang tentang gajah di pelupuk mata bener banget buat negara2 di timur tengah kalau dilihat dari kacamata orang kita.
Apakah mereka lupa..or sengaja melupakan, perang saudara irak iran...berapa juta yang mati???? Agreasi irak ke kuwait? Berapa milyar dollar yang terbuang sia2? Mending duit perangnya buat nyumbang yg miskin2 di palestina itu sih menurut saya...cuma berhubung udah gengsi...yha diperangi aja sekalian kuwait. Sahabat uncle Sam dilawan...hehehehe...
Suicide bomber di mana2..produk negara2 penghasil teroris agfanistan, palestina, pakistan, irak, iran.....udah bunuh berapa orang tuh?? Herannya, sudah tahu jelas2 salah, masih dibela oleh orang sini.
Otaknya pada ga dipake.
And you wrote that with a big grin...your words show who you really are.SAYA TETAP DUKUNG AMERIKA dengan kebijaksanaannya untuk Guantanamo. Kalau perlu sih menurut saya ga perlu disidang2 segala. Di dor aja langsung. Ibarat membasmi panu, harus sampai ke akar2nya. Kalau tidak nanti menjalar kemana2...
Guantanamo dan 'war on terror' yang berdasarkan kebohongan?
Though it claims to be "fighting for what is right", the group seems to have no problem producing intentionally misleading propaganda.
The first ad to be aired by the group features Sgt. John Kriesel, a veteran who lost both legs in the war, relating to viewers that he "re-enlisted after 9/11" because "They attacked us, and they will again."
As Kriesel describes his story, a picture of the burning World Trade Center with United Airlines Flight 175 approaching its target appears. "They won't stop in Iraq. We are winning on the ground. ... It's no time to quit; it's no time for politics." Kriesel concludes.
The fact that there has never at any point been any intelligence whatsoever supporting any links between 9/11, Al Qaeda and Iraq seems not to matter to Freedom's Watch.
As reported by the NY Times in 2003, "The chairman of the monitoring group appointed by the United Nations Security Council to track Al Qaeda told reporters that his team had found no evidence linking Al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein" [6/27/03]. Similarly, even the 9/11 commission report undercuts claims before the war that Hussein had links to Al Qaeda.
Fast forward to April 2007 and even the Pentagon dismissed any link between Al Qaeda and Iraq.
Maybe this is just one man's story though and the next ad will steer clear of the tenuous link.
Not on your life.
The blatant attempt to use 9/11 as an excuse to prolong the war in Iraq and link the two is shameful and it comes as no surprise to see former Neocon stalwarts pumping money into such propaganda.Indeed it was during Bush's re-election campaign in 2004 that some families of the victims of the attacks were furious with commercials using images from 9/11 which were used to advertise Bush administration public policy and the war on terror.
The Freedom's Watch advertisements are extremely misleading and constitute a disgraceful insult to the victims of both 9/11 and the war in Iraq and should be withdrawn from the air with immediate effect.
Wow. Saya salah.
Republikan ternyata tidak seperti yg saya pikir (sama seperti tidak semua Democrat pencinta damai).
Not all of them are god damn cold blooded warmonger. My bad.
Generalisasi sekali lagi terbukti tidak baik
Salute for Ron Paul and Rep. Wayne Gilchrest.
Must-read-articles tentang Ron Paul dan Wayne Gilchrest.
The Antiwar Republican - by Scott Horton
The GOP's Lonely Anti-War Candidate | The American Prospect
The Lonely Guy: Anti-war Republican Rep. Wayne Gilchrest on Iraq, the Bush administration, and the "dissolving" GOP - Reason Magazine
oo... jadi klo panjang2 itu kopas toh? hehehe tahu klo harusnya ga bilang gini tapi gak tahan