Huckabee and Al Qaeda Oppose Guantánamo
The ACLU is encouraging people to wwear orange tomorrow in a show of support for closing down the detention facility at Guantánamo. I always find these things silly, even when I support the cause, but at least give the ACLU credit for picking a fashion statement that would stand out rather than the ridiculous “wear denim to support cause X” stunts that so many college protests employ.
Michelle Malkin wonders if various people will get on board what she considers a “moonbat” idea that will endanger the security of the country.
How about Mike Huckabee, who shares the ACLU’s position (and al Qaeda’s, for that matter) on shutting down the facility because of its “symbolism?”
She produces this video:
Essentially, Huckabee says he’s visited Gitmo, thinks it’s being run humanely, but that it serves as an easy object of enemy propaganda. Which, of course, it does.
By rounding up large numbers of people and hauling them off to Guantánamo and denying them any right to prove they’re not who we claim they are, we invariably lock up significant numbers of innocent bystanders. That, along with scandals like Abu Ghraib, give al Qaeda and other enemies ammunition with which to wage information warfare, breeding the next generation of terrorists.
I’m no Huckafan. But Huckabee’s position is not at all al Qaeda’s; he’s merely notingthe fact that Gitmo is a prominent part of their propaganda campaign. Huckabee wants to close it down to prevent damage to America’s cause; al Qaeda would love to see it remain open as a symbol of American injustice to Muslims.