Torture Camp to be Kept Open
President Bush rejected on Friday a suggestion by Germany's new chancellor that the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, be shut down.Good for the Chancellor. While it is obvious international pressure means squat to the Bush War Council, I am glad to hear them still voicing their opposition to its abhorrent practices.
The camp on the U.S. Navy base there is "a necessary part of protecting the American people," Bush said after meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House.
In a joint news conference, Merkel said she raised the issue with Bush, and she described it as one of the differences between the United States and Germany.
"There sometimes have been differences of opinion, I mentioned Guantanamo in this respect," Merkel said.