Saturday, January 7, 2006

The difference between conservatives

The Chimp probably thought he had an ally in 'Old Europe' when the Germans elected the conservative Angela Merkel as their new Chancellor. Heh, they ain't a bunch of wingnuts like they are here. They've been there and done that, so to speak:


Just days before she is due to visit the United States for the first time since becoming German chancellor, Angela Merkel has come out with heavy criticism of US tactics in the fight against terrorism, specifically calling for the US to close its Guantanamo Bay prison camp and find other ways of dealing with terror suspects.

Merkel, in an interview the weekly magazine Der Spiegel published on Saturday, said: "An institution like Guantanamo can and should not exist in the longer term. Different ways and means must be found for dealing with these prisoners."


When it comes to the 'War on Terror', we are way out of the mainstream.

Thanks to AVA for the link.

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