…or so he says. From MS-NBC:
President Bush said he would like to close the U.S.-run prison at Guantanamo Bay “” a step urged by several U.S. allies “” but was awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on how suspects held there might be tried.
“Of course Guantanamo is a delicate issue for people. I would like to close the camp and put the prisoners on trial,” Bush said in comments to German television to be broadcast Sunday night. The interview was recorded last week.
Human-rights groups have accused the United States of mistreating Guantanamo prisoners through cruel interrogation methods, a charge denied by the U.S. government.
They also criticize the indefinite detention of suspects captured since the military prison was opened in 2002 at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, as part of the Bush administration’s war on terrorism.
I’ll believe it when I see it. In the mean time, mere promises to fix this particular problem don’t excuse the neocons for the very long list of evil things they have done — and still continue to do.