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Arm Chair Presidents like Bill Clinton Should Not Regard the U.S. Prison at Guantảnamo Bay Unnecessary

For Immediate Release. June 21, 2005 Former President Bill Clinton said that American or British troops would be at much greater risk if they had a reputation for abusing people in an interview with the Financial Times published on June 19, 2005.  The former President, when asked whether the camp on Cuba should be closed said, “Well, it either needs to be closed down or cleaned up.  It's time that there are no more stories coming out of there about people being abused.”  He added, “If we get a reputation for abusing people, it puts our own soldiers much more at risk.”  

“What puts American soldiers much more at risk is the Democrats' anti-American rhetoric regarding the United States (U.S.) prison at Guantảnamo Bay, Cuba.  The problem is Democrats such as House of Representatives Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Representative Henry Waxman of California, and Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Senate Minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada  to name a few.  If they truly were concerned for what is best for the national interest of the U.S. they would investigate and debate the allegations regarding the treatment of detainees at Guantảnamo Bay Cuba behind closed doors until all of the facts have been uncovered.  Instead Democrats have decided to publicly debate this contentious issue for political gain, “ said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.   

Instead of supporting America's war effort, the Democrats' anti-American and anti-war rhetoric continues to be partly responsible for the decline in support of the Iraqi war.  As they continue their efforts, they put America's military at risk as they embolden and energize the Islamofacist enemy that the military is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan — just as it was done in Vietnam over thirty years ago.  The Islamofacist enemy believes America's leaders are divided and the American public does not support the nation's military action in the war in terrorism.  

As the Democrats' venomous hatred for President George W. Bush and the Republicans continues to be spewed in the public arena they have put this nation's national security at risk for their own political gain.  The divide that they have created is viewed by the Islamofacist enemy as a sign of weakness which makes this nation vulnerable for another terrorist attack.  “There is no doubt if former President Clinton was concerned for what is best for America, he would encourage Democrats to refrain from their anti-American rhetoric but instead he has decide to fan the flames that they have already created,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski.  “One only has to wonder how much input the former President has in this current strategy the Democrats are displaying for their own political advantage.  With the silence of Senator Hillary Clinton regarding Senator Richard J. Durbin's comments, and the media promoting her as a national security leader, there is no doubt the former President is planning to position her by damaging the Republicans, as the leading candidate for the Presidency in 2008.   But as they do this, they put this nation's national security at risk, “ added Dr. Rutkowski.  

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Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
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