January 27, 2009

Obama Wins Key Taliban Demographic in Support for Gitmo Closures

Rita Katz's SITE Intelligence Group reports that the Taliban released a message of support today for President Obama's announced plan to close Guantanamo. I'm not joking:

"Obama's move to close Guantanamo detention centre is a positive step for peace and stability in the region and the world...," the Taliban said in a message posted on Islamist websites, monitored by the U.S.-based terrorism monitor, the SITE Intelligence Group.

"If Obama is right and, according to his words, wants to open a new page based on peaceful interaction built on mutual respect with the Islamic world, the first thing he has to do is to stop and annul all these procedures, which were created according to Bush's criminal policy," it said.

Consensus: it's what we're all about these days.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:46 PM | Comments |