“Blow up Guantanamo, recognize Cuba, and withdraw from Iraq”

Splice Today
by Zach Kaufmann

10/27/08

Interview with Mike Gravel. “ST: During one of the early debates, the question was asked: If elected, what would be your priorities during your first 100 days in office. They didn’t really let you or some of the other candidates answer. So what would your priorities be? MG: The first thing I would do is sign an executive order to end torture. Obama has to do that. It’s really the bellwether as to whether or not we’re going to turn the moral corner. We’ve got to signal to the world that we’re going to change morally. Now may be Obama will do that but I don’t know that he will. But if I were president, then in my first 100 days I would not only sign that executive order but I would blow up the prison at Guantanamo, I would give Guantanamo back to Cuba, I would recognize Cuba, I would recognize Iran. I would blow up Abu Ghraib and I would withdraw our troops from Iraq. Then I would start to withdraw our troops from other countries around the world and I would pull out of NATO. That’s just for starters...

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We probably will get fooled again

Disloyal Opposition
by JD Tuccille

10/28/08

Yes, yes, I understand that President Bush is a right-wing baddie and that we’ll all get to ride unicorns under President Obama. But what happens if that’s not the case? Or, rather, what happens when that’s not the case? As I’ve written before, ‘it’s not so much the president as the presidency.’ I’ll add that it’s not so much about the party in power as the power itself. And the government under which we suffer wields an awful lot of power...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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