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Posted: 1/9/2006 8:11:47 PM EDT
Merkel to pressure US to close Guantanamo Bay
Expacta
9 January 2006

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to receive a warm welcome when she visits Washington this week with a senior White House official praising Sunday the closer ties that had developed between Berlin and the US since Germany's September election.

The relations between Washington and Berlin had "already become closer" following Merkel's election as German leader, Nicholas Burns, the US Deputy Secretary of State, said in an interview with the German daily Der Tagesspiegel.

However, during talks Friday with President George W. Bush, Merkel is expected to press for Washington to close America's controversial detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.

Following talks with leaders of her conservative Christian Democratic Union party Saturday, Merkel said she would raise the subject with Bush, adding: "We will attempt to find common ground."

The Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba was set up after the September 11 2001 attacks on the US and has been widely criticised by human rights groups for holding terror suspects without trial.

"An institution such as Guantanamo cannot and ought not to exist long term in this way. Means for a different treatment of the prisoners need to be found," she said in an earlier interview with the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel for publication on Monday.

(rest of article here.)
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:22:37 PM EDT
hmmm, hmmm, Google images of Ms. Merkel are not flattering...



(not a clue what the caption says, btw)
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:27:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 8:28:07 PM EDT by ar15bubba]
Why? do the german's know how to run a "camp" better than anyone?

I could ask about 10 million Jews about their stay at German prison camps, but they killed them all.

Hey Eurowhore STFU.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:29:59 PM EDT
Fucking Eurotrash. Thank God my family severed ties with the Old World a couple of generations ago.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:30:14 PM EDT
Why? do the german's know how to run a "camp" better than anyone?

I could ask about 10 million Jews about their stay at German prison camps, but they killed them all.

Hey Eurowhore STFU.


+1
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:30:32 PM EDT
Who cares what she thinks.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:32:00 PM EDT
Why? Are they reopening the concentration camps so we can house the terrorists there? What a nice person she is.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:33:38 PM EDT
Although if the Phrench hate her, maybe she isn't all bad.

Scroll halfway down this page for the welcome she got in Paris.



slight tangent, did they ever catch the fucker that the krauts let go a few weeks ago? (the one that murdered SW2 Robert Stethem)

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:34:24 PM EDT
Hey, German girl! You can't handle the truth!

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:40:27 PM EDT
Good luck. Maybe she can give us advice on how to run them better.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:45:53 PM EDT
No problem, we will give it back to who we took it from.

SPAIN!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:47:53 PM EDT
You run your country, we'll run ours. STFU
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