Monday, January 04, 2010

Lieberman: No facility more humane than Gitmo.

There's so much to nitpick every time Joe Lieberman opens his mouth.

Apparently it would be "a very serious mistake" to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a Federal court, despite the success the Bush administration had when convicting Richard Reid for a very similar offence.

Joe would prefer it if Abdulmutallab was treated as a prisoner of war and held in a military brig. And what better military brig than Guananamo Bay, which Joe appears to think has an unfair reputation.
"You could not find a better, more humane facility for a detention center in the world," Lieberman told ABC's Terry Moran Sunday.
I've said it a thousand times, but why is this right wing hawk allowed to caucus with the Democrats, especially as he won't vote with them on anything which really matters to them?


Steel Phoenix said...

He may have just stuck his foot in his mouth. If some especially damning evidence surfaces, we could be hearing this quote a lot.

Kel said...

I find it astonishing that he seeks to defend the very thing which represents the most iconic images of what went wrong with the US during the Bush years.

You mention Guantanamo and I see men kneeling handcuffed in orange jumpsuits. And we all know that those jumpsuits were orange so that the people wearing them might think that they faced the death penalty.

Lieberman finds it hard to imagine that there are more humane facilities operating anywhere in the world. He's such a plonker...