Posted by: cubaa | October 20, 2007

America completely out of balance…

Whether Guantanamo will be one of the hot topic in presidential elections in America? We wish it should be.The well known columnist Thomas L Friedman went on record in Newyork Times in dissent with american policy regarding Guantanamo.

We recieved photographs from our readers in response to the note we carried. Here is some more details and photographs. for detail reading of Thomos Friedman column ‘9/11 is over’ in NYT visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/opinion/30friedman.html?n=Top/Opinion/Editorials%20and%20Op-Ed/Op-Ed/Columnists/Thomas%20L%20Friedman

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Thomas L. Friedman became is Newyork Times foreign-affairs columnist. from 1995. He won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, his third Pulitzer for The New York Times.176730989_aa59b5b54d.jpg

…..What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 – mine included – has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.

It is not that I thought we had new enemies that day and now I don’t. Yes, in the wake of 9/11, we need new precautions, new barriers. But we also need our old habits and sense of openness. For me, the candidate of 9/12 is the one who will not only understand who our enemies are, but who we are.

Before 9/11, the world thought America’s slogan was: “Where anything is possible for anybody.” But that is not our global brand anymore. Our government has been exporting fear, not hope: “Give me your tired, your poor and your fingerprints.”

You may think Guantánamo Bay is a prison camp in Cuba for Al Qaeda terrorists. A lot of the world thinks it’s a place we send visitors who don’t give the right answers at immigration. I will not vote for any candidate who is not committed to dismantling Guantánamo Bay and replacing it with a free field hospital for poor Cubans. Guantánamo Bay is the anti-Statue of Liberty…..

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