VIENNA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, seeking to reassure Europeans over the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, said on Wednesday that he wanted eventually to shut the prison and send inmates back to their home countries.Wait, isn't this sounding a bit unfamiliar?
"I'd like to end Guantanamo. I'd like it to be over with," Bush said at a news conference after talks with European Union leaders. "One of the things we will do is we'll send people back to their home countries." He gave no time frame.Oh, nevermind, I thought he was serious for a minute.
Bush said some of the roughly 400 prisoners left at Guantanamo, mainly from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Yemen, would have to be tried in U.S. courts.That's more like it. Whew! Thought he was going soft on us!
"They're cold-blooded killers. They will murder somebody if they're let out on the street," he said.
"We are calling for the closure of Guantanamo. But our discussion today went far beyond the closing of Guantanamo, because we have ... a legal problem, we have grey areas. And there should be no legal void," he said.The pResident went on to say: I mean, these people could sue us to hell and back if they were ever to exercise their human rights under just about every jurisdiction in the free world. I got 'nuff problems with the law already! Ask again in 2009 when it's no longer my headache