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Thursday, July 23, 2009


Obama: "U.S. should give Guantanamo back to Cuba"

Yes, you know I made up that quote. I'm just an expert at extrapolation. Yesterday, President Obama had a "press availability" with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. Did you know that Iraq is still under U.N. sanction? When a reporter asked about "Chapter 7," I thought it must be some international form of bankruptcy, but no, he was referring to U.N. sanctions.

And what did Obama have to say? He first equivocated, which is his specialty: "we have made a strong commitment to work with Iraq to get out of the Chapter 7 constraints." But then he said this:

"As I stated before, it, I think, would be a mistake for Iraq to continue to be burdened by the sins of a deposed dictator."
Of course the "sins of a deposed dictator" is precisely how the U.S. got Guantanamo in the first place, although not quite what you think, because the President of Cuba at the time wasn't the dictator, it was the U.S. and its military occupation of Cuba "dictating" to Cuba that they had to sign the Platt Amendment in order to get U.S. troops out of Cuba (although they returned only three years later to set up their own occupation government).

Yes, Barack, burdening countries with the sins of the past is a mistake. So get the hell out of Guantanamo!

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