Even more reason to dislike Huckabee. He’s a flip-flopper. Here’s Bryan at Hot Air:
Today’s Washington Post says
that after a meeting with some unnamed former generals, you’ve decided
that waterboarding should be outlawed and that, more importantly, the
terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should be closed.
After the Iowa poll showed that Republican voters like
him but found him much less “presidential” and “electable” than Romney,
Huckabee sought to build his foreign policy credentials, meeting with a
group of retired generals who are in Des Moines to urge the 2008
candidates to commit to opposing torture. After the meeting, Huckabee
joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in declaring his opposition to the
interrogation procedure known as “waterboarding,” and said he would
support closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a
contrast with the other leading Republicans.
That paragraph suggests that you’re easily swayed by a single
meeting on important issues that have been before the American people
Bryan also links to this article written in June which Huckabee supported Gitmo:
Detainees being held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
on suspicion of connections to terrorism enjoy conditions better than
many prisons in the United States, Republican presidential contender
Mike Huckabee said Sunday.
While the government’s handling of Guantanamo detainees has come to
symbolize “what’s gone wrong” in the fight against terrorism, the
former Arkansas governor said, it’s better to err on the side of
protecting the American people.
He’s soft on immigration, soft on taxes, and apparently soft on our national security. How in the world is this guy rising in the polls?
Oh, and Gitmo has come to symoblize what’s gone wrong with the war on terror? Puhlease. If anything its come to symbolize that we treat those who should be shot better then how we treat our own criminals.