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Norks to nullify Kaesong agreements
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Sen. Webb reverses on Gitmo plans
With Capitol Hill Republicans cranking up the volume on the issue of where to send alleged terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb (Va.) reversed himself Sunday, and questioned President Obama's "artificial timelines" for closing the facility.
The Dems won't wait to be thrown under the bus on this issue, they're bailing out themselves ...
Webb, appearing on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" with Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, said that after reviewing Obama's plans to close the facility within one year, he doesn't agree with the president's time schedule and he opposes bringing any detainees to U.S. soil.

"We spend hundreds of millions of dollars building an appropriate facility with all security precautions in Guantanamo to try these cases," Webb said. "There are cases against international law. These aren't people who were in the United States, committing a crime in the United States. These are people who were brought to Guantanamo for international terrorism. I do not believe they should be tried in the United States."
That's quite a ray of sunshine for a Democrat ...
When pressed on the year deadline, Webb suggested the administration might have to be more flexible as it figures out where to send detainees. "They've said a lot of things and taken a look and said some other things," Webb said. "So let's process these people in a very careful way and then take care of it."

He added: "I think we should defer to the judgment of the administration who is looking at this. I think we all are moving toward the right direction. But we shouldn't be creating artificial timelines."
Posted by: Steve White || 05/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Get lost Webb. Viet vet, Reagan SecNav, chronicler of pugnacious/awesome American Scott-Irish legacy, blah blah blah. You're a kook and a strategic imbecile on Iraq and no weasel words now will make you anything other than another bit-player in the national beclownment that occurred in November.

Bambi's moves re Gitmo (and almost everything else) are embarrassing, damaging, stupid blunders of the sort one would expect from an inexperienced and not-too-bright narcissist with a truly astonishing ignorance of history and world affairs.

Sadly, the backsliding and temporizing Webb and others just like him will muddy the waters and along with the absence of a real press will prevent Bambi from being harshly and fairly judged as unfit and unimpressive by the busy/ignorant/media-afflicted middle.

Posted by: Verlaine || 05/18/2009 4:25 Comments || Top||

#2  In other words, it's not so easy when you're responsible, eh, Jimmy?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/18/2009 6:17 Comments || Top||

#3  A .22LR costs 2¢ and is more justice than the islamic terrorists deserve.
Posted by: ed || 05/18/2009 6:57 Comments || Top||

#4  "Fields of Fire" was a good book. What happened?
Posted by: bman || 05/18/2009 18:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Thanks for that takedown Verlaine. I haven't seen the word 'beclownment' in quite awhile, and it was used most deftly here.
Posted by: Cynicism Inc || 05/18/2009 19:24 Comments || Top||

#6  "Fields of Fire" was a good book. What happened?

-no kidding, he had the media pretty much pegged in that book.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 05/18/2009 22:18 Comments || Top||

#7  He went Hollywood Washington DC - the Hollywood for ugly people.
Posted by: ed || 05/18/2009 22:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Obama Confronts Abortion Debate
Urges Notre Dame Grads to Seek Common Ground
I think that means he wants them and the Catholic Church to think the way he does.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/18/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think that means he wants them and the Catholic Church to think the way he does.

(1) As a communist?
(2) As a Muslim?
(3) As an African tribal chief?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/18/2009 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  (4) Babies don't matter, only children.

Hmmmm... I wonder how to define 'children'? Will that be the next generation's debate?

Didn't Bambi vote for the most late-term, nasty means of abortion there is? I mean short of letting an infant starve to death.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/18/2009 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm pretty sure he voted for partial-birth, Bobby, but he also voted more than once to let a baby who somehow survived an abortion to be denied medical care. I believe in each case he was the only one to do so. Nice, eh?

You wanted a dead baby? He was gonna give it to you, dammit!

(Even the most strident "pro-choice" pols voted to give a survivor assistance, especially after it was decided that this would not overturn Roe.....but not our guy Barack!)
Posted by: Cornsilk Blondie || 05/18/2009 6:56 Comments || Top||

#4  I had no idea Barry was such a follower of the Catholic faith. Jeremiah Wright and the United Church of Christ.... were they just a bad dream?

Ironic, the "agree to disagree respectfully" rhetoric spewed by Jenkins and Barry. Yes, also very rich...."soldiers and lawyers opinions may differ." Too bad Barry's hero Abe Lincoln could not have done the same. We could have saved the lives of 600,000 soldiers. Of course we might have still had slavery today....but, that's an issue "above my pay grade."

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2009 7:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Too bad Oblahblah wasn't aborted instead of being pawned off on his racist grandmother.
Posted by: Zorba || 05/18/2009 19:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Obama is simply demonstrating his lefty credentials when he says he's looking for "common ground", wants to respect both sides, and agree to disagree.

To the left there are no moral absolutes, there is no good or evil (other then Bush and Cheney). Therefore everything is negotiable. Believe that abortion is the murder of infants, well what if we don't kill as many?

In the world of the moral relativist, concepts like freedom, truth, honor, and integrity have no meaning. Hypocrisy is the worst (and only) crime (failing to act according to your own stated position). Obama just gave us a window into his world view. And the world just became a much more dangerous place.
Posted by: DMFD || 05/18/2009 19:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Common Ground is just a left buzzword for my-way-or-the-highway without sayin' it. It is all smoke and mirrors. Say something that the public will lap up and project on, like Hope and Change. shuck and jive is all it is.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/18/2009 21:18 Comments || Top||



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  Norks to nullify Kaesong agreements
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