General Petraeus supports closing Gitmo and ending torture

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    As you know, General, the debate over Guantanamo and enhanced interrogation techniques has become "Topic A" in Washington. In your view, does the closing of "Gitmo" and the abandonment of those techniques complicate the U.S. mission in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in the overall struggle against violent transnational extremist groups or does it help it?

    Petraeus: I think, on balance, that those moves help it. In fact, I have long been on record as having testified and also in helping write doctrine for interrogation techniques that are completely in line with the Geneva Convention. And as a division commander in Iraq in the early days, we put out guidance very early on to make sure that our soldiers, in fact, knew that we needed to stay within those guidelines.

    With respect to Guantanamo, I think that the closure in a responsible manner, obviously one that is certainly being worked out now by the Department of Justice -- I talked to the attorney general the other day [and] they have a very intensive effort ongoing to determine, indeed, what to do with the detainees who are left, how to deal with them in a legal way, and if continued incarceration is necessary -- again, how to take that forward.

    But doing that in a responsible manner, I think, sends an important message to the world, as does the commitment of the United States to observe the Geneva Convention when it comes to the treatment of detainees.
    Transcript: RFE/RL Interviews U.S. Central Command Chief, General David Petraeus - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009
     
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    Petraeus has always seemed to me to be a strategist more than a politician. The approach he made to the tribal militias is the reason why the surge worked. It's gonna be funny watching the sadists throw him under a bus.
     
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    You were waving the General "Betrayus" flag a few years ago fag ....... :rolleyes:
     
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    I support ending torture too Chris. But the US Constitution provides you freedom to say whatever you want no matter how torturous it is. And I am more than willing to suffer that to perserve our freedom.

    Now seriously, when we start torturing people, Ill be the first to say we should stop. But I think its pointless to stop what we haven't started.
     
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    Why are you so obsessed with gay sex?

    Latent tendencies prehaps?
     
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    Correctly labeling you as a flip flopping cocksucker has nothing to do with my sexual preference........ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Thanks for proving my point!
     
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    why are you so stupid? dropped on your head as a child perhaps?
     
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    Like you ever have one.... :rolleyes:

    Now tell us why you're supporting the General when you were condemning him before ? ......:lol::eusa_whistle:
     

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