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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Admiral Mullen on Guantánamo: "More than anything else it's been the image"

'scuse me...?
Asked why he thinks Guantánamo, Bay, commonly dubbed Gitmo, should be closed, and the prisoners perhaps moved to U.S. soil, [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen] said, "More than anything else it's been the image — how Gitmo has become around the world, in terms of representing the United States."

Critics have charged that detainees have been mistreated in some cases and that the legal conditions of their detentions are not consistent with the rule of law.

"I believe that from the standpoint of how it reflects on us that it's been pretty damaging," Mullen said, speaking in a small boat that ferried him to and from the detention facilities across a glistening bay.

i think mike mullen may actually be more of a straight-shooter than most, but, i gotta tell ya, guantánamo has an image problem for a REASON... it's not like it's some kind of false, contrived, deliberate disinformation campaign has been waged on the place... ferchrissakes, mike... get a clue...

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