Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Isn't beer and french fries enough?

Isn't beer and french fries enough?

Apparently Belgium has low self-esteem problems that can only be helped by taking on a Gitmo prisoner or two:

Bargaining to empty the Guantánamo Bay prison: When American diplomats pressed other countries to resettle detainees, they became reluctant players in a State Department version of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if it wanted to meet with President Obama, while the island nation of Kiribati was offered incentives worth millions of dollars to take in Chinese Muslim detainees, cables from diplomats recounted. The Americans, meanwhile, suggested that accepting more prisoners would be “a low-cost way for Belgium to attain prominence in Europe.”

If Slovenia was really so desperate to meet Obama, they should have just thrown that soccer game at the World Cup last summer.

Otherwise, not sure what to make of Wikileaks other than a) I'm still glad we didn't do the bidding of the corrupt Saudi regime and bomb Iran at their behest and b) however this plays out, it will be very good news for John McCain.

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