Huckabee Hearts Guantanamo
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
(SNN Peckerwood Lake) On CNN’s Late Edition, former Arkansas claimed that the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners was enviable.
When asked about former Sec. of State Colin Powell’s statement about closing Guantanamo, Huckabee said, ““most of our prisoners would love to be in a facility more like Guantanamo and less like the state prisons that people are in in the United States.”
When Blitzer pushed Huckabee, claiming that “detainees are being held, by and large, without charges, without any evidence,” Huckabee pointed out that the same thing could be said about the Texas state prison system. Huckabee then said, “if we let somebody out” they might “come and fly an airliner into one of our skyscrapers.” At this point in the interview, it is unclear whether the former governor was discussing Guantanamo detainees or Texans.
Huckabees concluded by saying “Booga booga, unless you support the President the bad men in your closet are going to get you.”
Further reading has lead us to believe he was only 2/3 the Little Rock area.