Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Gaining The Moral High Ground Against Terrorist
"By closing Guantanamo we can regain the moral high ground in our battle against these terrorist organizations. There's been no bigger propaganda weapon for many of these extremists than pointing to Guantanamo and saying that we don't live up to our own ideals and that's something I strongly believe we have to resist, even if it has some costs to it and even if it's not always the most politically popular thing to do," he said.My emphasis.
Does anyone really believe this preposterous claim that "There's been no bigger propaganda weapon for many of these extremists than pointing to Guantanamo and saying that we don't live up to our own ideals..."? I can't imagine a terrorist recruiter passionately lecturing a group of young Muslims that America doesn't live up to its own ideals because it detains terrorists at Guantanamo and doesn't try terrorist in civilian courts. Oh, the horror!!
Our support of Israel since its founding, our world wide commercial and military dominance, our socially liberal society means nothing. BUT, not living up to our own ideals provokes murderous rage amongst Muslim youths and makes them willing to carry out suicidal missions to kill evil Americans. Could there be a more ridiculous argument for trying terrorists in civilian courts? Only if you start saying the Easter Bunny told you to.
People don't get that the majority of the people who hate us in those countries are illiterate. What they know of us is fed to them by their Mullahs.
They live under a totalitarian ideal, that masquerades as a religion. It is about death and destruction. They couldn't care less about Gitmo.
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