Skip to comments.Petraeus Backs Closing Gitmo
Posted on 05/28/2009 6:27:52 AM PDT by ksen
PRAGUE -- The head of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, has told RFE/RL he thinks that "on balance" the expected closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and abandonment of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques will "help" U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the struggle against transnational extremist violence.
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So . . . how long till the Democrats start singing General Petraeus' praises?
I'll start. He's wrong. End of discussion.
He’s just saying he’d like to continue in his job. He knows and understands “The Chicago Way.”
If it’s going to be done, how about sending them to “Camp” Alcatraz? There’s already some dedicated “park” money there. Just throw in a little food and you’re good to go.
Of course he serves at the pleasure of the resident, nothing to see here move on
This move puts him in contention to replace either Hillary! or Biden down the road. A Barry/Petraeus ticket would be formidable, and it takes national defense issues off the table, at least as far as the Barry zombies and MSM are concerned.
Interesting that he made this statement there. I hear Prague is nice this time of year. Gets cold in the winter though. Especially if you are wearing sandals.
"Join Me..or Die"
Shiwan Khan--The Shadow
It's alive and well in the USA
As for the "enhanced interrogation techniques", I actually think that Patraeus is saying what all of our uniformed officers should be saying. But, that's why we have a a CIA.
The military should only interrogate prisoners using methods solely outlined in the Army Field Manuel. When something more "creative" needs to be employed, that's when a transfer of custody should occur and the CIA, or whomever the President designates should go to work.
The uniformed military should, in no way, be party to these techniques, nor should they be done on US Military installations. JMHO.
Well, if the General won’t fight for Gitmo, why should we?
Perhaps he’s taken up what Rush said yesterday. If you want to succeed, lie like a Liberal.
How bout Camp David? Maybe they would be welcomed there.
Petraeus, Robert Gates, Peter Pace, Mike Mullan, the military does not want Guantanimo. It makes the war harder and it gets our guys killed.
Great reporting there./sarc. Look carefully at what is parenthetical versus editorialized.
Having to capture these hard core sociopaths alive and treat them with kid gloves- is what makes the war harder and surely gets more of our guys killed.
The ied’s, decapitations and throat slittings will go on regardless of where live prisoners are stowed
Petraeus is a smart guy. Many will interpret this politically, when Petraeus speaks in terms of the military, tactics, and strategy.
So far he’s tried successfully to stay above the political fray. I don’t think he’ll jump into it at this point.
Well, that seems to be the end of that. /no sarc
he’s still in uniform, and can’t be expected to undercut the position of his Commander in Chief, no matter how ludicrous.
Did you notice in the bit I quoted that it’s no longer “terrorism” but “transnational extremist violence” we’re fighting?
The story’s been out there for a couple of days and I’ve yet to hear a retraction by Petraeus or a comment saying he’s being misquoted.
do you have any evidence that he is?
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