Monday, January 09, 2006

German Chancellor says Guantanamo "should not exist"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay "should not exist", in an interview days before she meets George W Bush.






In the interview to be published on Monday, Mrs Merkel criticises the US camp in Cuba, saying "An institution like Guantanamo can and should not exist in the longer term. "Different ways and means must be found for dealing with these prisoners."

Source Here

Well I am no fan of Angela Merkel and she of course will not actually get round to mentioning such a thing when she meets the president this week , but it should at least make the White House a little uncomfortable as well it should ....

7 Comments:

Blogger Hype said...

I agree. Torture prisons are bad. m'okay

enemy combatants. sounds like something they would call the protestors outside the ranch.

-Hype

January 09, 2006 2:25 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

I was under the impression that it is not meant as a permanent holding facility, but only a temporary facility until they find a suitable location and/or situation for the detanees.

Aside from conjecture and supposition, does anyone have evidence to the contrary? If not, then it can be assumed that Mrs. Merkel is just trying to placate the liberal factions of her nation while not actually contradicting any particular stance of the current Administration. Remember, she was elected under the premise that she would warm relations with the US, not make them worse.

January 09, 2006 5:47 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

so exactly how long is temporay G ?

the camp was constructed in February 2002

On June 16, 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a unit of defense contractor Halliburton will build a new $30 million detention facility and security perimeter around the base.


the base is being expanded G , there is no evidence that this is a temporary camp

next month the camp will have been in use for 4 years , so how long will we have to wait before you agree its perminant ?

Of course it will be closed down but i can not see that happening with your current government

January 09, 2006 9:49 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

all bases are eventually closed down.. you know after the land, water and environment have been destroyed, they have no use for it anymore...

if Gump means temporary, as in three years a Democratic President will put a stop to this, then yeah, the base is temporary.

-Hype

January 09, 2006 11:25 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

"I was under the impression that it is not meant as a permanent holding facility, but only a temporary facility until they find a suitable location and/or situation for the detanees."

A temporary facility in which they will hold prisoners permanently...

"Aside from conjecture and supposition, does anyone have evidence to the contrary?"

That's easy. Just read what the White House has said and done wrt the matter. Removal of Habaes Corpus, military commisions, less than ten out of hundreds of detainees ever even charged after years of being held. The evidence points to a permanent storage for prisoners.

January 10, 2006 1:51 am  
Blogger Table Mountains said...

the germans are jealous,they're thinking copywrite infringement here on this type of camp.

January 10, 2006 8:25 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

It just seems so unholy putting Merkel's head on Angelina's body...

January 15, 2006 12:15 pm  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home