Friday, March 30, 2007

No Shit, Bob...

Robert Gates, the Bush administration's clean-up man at the Pentagon said yesterday that Congress must find ways of closing down the US Military Prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying that the military trials of the detainees lack credibility because they have been tainted by the harsh treatment over the past four years. We might be tempted to be cynical and suggest that Mr Gates is pressing the ejector seat at the opportune moment for Bush's long-discredited regime. But he is, after all, only voicing what anyone with half a brain has thought since the camp first opened.