04 November 2008

An amazing piece of investigative journalism

The New Orc Times has dug deep and discovered a group of very bad men, at of all places, Guantánamo Bay! No, they're not even talking about the guards. Suddenly, now that Barack Obama might be president, they have come to believe that the people George Bush has called terrorists are, in fact, bad guys.

Speculating on an Obama victory, the Wall Street Journal opines:

As we learned under FDR (internment camps), LBJ (spying on political enemies) and Bill Clinton (rendition to Arab regimes), liberals aren't as punctilious about civil liberties when liberals run the government. Who knows, maybe Guantanamo's false reputation as a gulag will be rehabilitated too.
As Arsenio Hall used to say, things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmmm."

3 comments:

Exodio said...

So it's OK if the Republicans hold people at Guantanamo indefinitely, but not OK if the Democrats do it?

Tony said...

I did not say that, but the NYT seems to be leading in that direction. As far as I am concerned, they can all be held until the war is over. That is what you do with POW's.

Exodio said...

If they are POWs, sure. That is what you do with them.

It will be interesting to see if the prediction is correct and the "image" is cleaned up without any changes in the actual running of the camp.