"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Monday, May 08, 2006
US President George W Bush has said he would like to "end" the detention centre in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
But in an interview on German TV he says he must wait for a Supreme Court ruling on whether inmates could be tried by military or civilian courts....
"We're at war with an enemy. And obviously we've got to protect ourselves," said Mr Bush.
"I would very much like to end Guanatanamo," he went on.
"I would very much like to get people to a court."
The Supreme Court is expected to decide in June whether military tribunals can hear the cases of the detainees.
White House National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said Mr Bush was repeating a long-held policy that the US "has no intention of permanently detaining individuals".
Well, of course we have no intention of detaining anyone permanently. One day they'll be dead, and then we'll release 'em.