[It is becoming increasingly clear from what one could have predicted from his pathetic academic career and subsequent misbegotten business ventures — Bush is a stupid individual who depends on others to make decisions for him. He is the opposite of a “decider” as he wanders around in some sort of daze. Look to the Cheneys , Gonzalezes, neocons generally running for cover now to figure what will be coming next.

I venture it will not be good things, but rather more repressive legal abuses at home and all too likely a mad attack on Iran in the Middle East. The article below more or less tells it all. Ed Kent]

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New to Pentagon, Gates Argued for Closing Guantanamo Prison
By THOM SHANKER and DAVID E. SANGER
The defense secretary’s arguments were rejected after
Alberto R. Gonzales and other lawyers expressed strong
objections to moving detainees to the U.S.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/washington/23gitmo.html?th&emc=th

WASHINGTON, March 22 — In his first weeks as defense secretary, Robert M. Gates repeatedly argued that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had become so tainted abroad that legal proceedings at Guantánamo would be viewed as illegitimate, according to senior administration officials. He told President Bush and others that it should be shut down as quickly as possible . . . .

Mr. Gates’s arguments were rejected after Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and some other government lawyers expressed strong objections to moving detainees to the United States, a stance that was backed by the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, administration officials said.
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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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