Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Carter Supports Al-Qaeda Propaganda...

Perhaps I was a bit hasty in agreeing to voting a straight Republican ticket. After all, that could result in me voting for someone like a Pat Buchanan or a Lou Dobbs; and their protectionist and isolationist vision for the United States is just too outside my liberal leanings. So, I have come up with a better idea. I will work on campaigns and canvas neighborhoods for Republican candidates. I did that in 2004 as a response to the Democrats efforts to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in California. I walked door-to-door on election night, not even in my neighborhood, getting people to come to the polls and handing out Republican Party voting literature, even though I did not vote their way in the Mayoral race or on many of the ballot initiatives.

Anyway, all this might not be necessary if leading Democrats step up and voice some strong support of our troops at Guantanamo Bay and other areas of the world. Former Democrat President Jimmy Carter has weighed in on the subject. Unfortunately, rather than defending the exemplary work our men and women in service are doing in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq; he instead lends his weighty public voice to reiterate the propaganda from Al-Qaeda's training manual.
"The U.S. continues to suffer terrible embarrassment and a blow to our reputation ... because of reports concerning abuses of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo," Carter said after a two-day human rights conference at his Atlanta center. - CNN International

Yeah, if only those reports were all accurate and not based almost entirely on the testimony of released prisoners, many of whom have only recently began to recall their mistreatment at the hands of the Americans. If the government is going to start shutting down things that are bad for America's image abroad, I have a few suggestions to start with and none of them include the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Blogger Mike said...

Aw man. I love Pat Buchanan. He is a brilliant visionary. Look back at his speeches from a decade ago and you can see he is a man with his finger on the pulse of America. You can't go by what the media tells you about him.

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