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Webb on Obama Administration: "They've said a lot of things"
Posted By Conn Carroll On May 18, 2009 @ 12:17 pm In Security | Comments Disabled
This Sunday on This Week , Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) echoed a point we’ve been making for months: Guantanamo Bay is a distraction.  The real issue is how to best establish a system for holding accountable and incapacitating terrorists in a detention framework that is lawful, durable, and internationally acceptable.  Or as Webb put it:
I think Guantanamo has become the great Rorschach test of how we feel about international terrorism. We should, at the right time, close Guantanamo. But I don’t think that it should be closed, and in terms of transferring people here.
I think what has happened is Guantanamo has become the issue rather than how we process these people who were detained there.
On a lighter note, check out Webb’s reaction when pressed about the Obama administration’s self imposed January 23rd deadline for closing Guantanamo:
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URLs in this post:
 This Week: http://www.abcnews.go.com/print?id=7606997
 Guantanamo Bay is a distraction.: http://www.foundry.org/2008/11/03/let%E2%80%99s-call-it-shwantanamo/
 holding accountable and incapacitating terrorists in a detention framework that is lawful, durable, and internationally acceptable.: http://www.heritage.org/research/nationalsecurity/lm35.cfm
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