Miss Universe Calls GITMO: “Relaxing Calm and Beautiful”

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Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela  visited Guantanamo Bay earlier this month on a trip organized by the USO, which supports U.S. troops.

From the sound of it, she really enjoyed the experience:

“It was a loooot of fun!,” Mendoza wrote, describing how she and Stewart met U.S. military personnel and took rides around the camp, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fenced, minefields and watchtowers. She said they also visited a bar on the base and the “unbelievable” beach there.

“We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting,” she wrote.

“I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful,” she added.

I visited the Miss Universe Website, linked to in the Reuters article, and her post seems to have been scrubbed. The latest entry says:

On Friday, we left for Jacksonville for one night because the next day we were going to Guantanamo, Cuba!!!! Wow, my job is amazing!!!! I love it, I let you guys know next week how Guantanamo was …. Muah!

Eh, too bad…someone must have made her take down a post that was too amiable to American interests. Who was it?  A Chavez or Obama acolyte?


The NYT’s also covered the story, with a few additional details.

Hat tip: Lucianne

Obama’s Transnationalist Nomination For State Department Legal Adviser.

David Limbaugh has done due diligence and looked into the background of Obama’s pick for legal adviser to the State Department, former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, a man who he says, “like George Soros and a host of ultra-left-wing bloggers, believes America is always the bad guy and that we should rehabilitate ourselves through following the wisdom of foreign nations and international bodies”:

As usual, President Barack Obama is multi-tasking the dismantling of the American system on so many fronts that not all of the outrages can be properly monitored. So while you should be mortified by his dictatorial power grab with General Motors, please don’t miss his recent nomination of former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as legal adviser for the State Department.

In his new position, Koh not only would represent the United States before international bodies, such as the U.N. and the International Court of Justice, but also would influence the degree to which laws of other countries should influence American jurisprudence.

Koh considers himself to be a Transnationalist, which he defines as a judge who:

•Thinks about how U.S. law fits into a framework of transnational law.

•Thinks that courts can “domesticate” international law (make it part of our law).

•Favors the development of a global legal system, while nationalists prefer a national legal system.

It has also been reported that while addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, he claimed that “in an appropriate case, he didn’t see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.”

Before you say that could never happen here, look to the UK, and their adoption of official Sharia Courts.

Limbaugh explains the philosophy of the Transnationalists, this way:

Transnationalists clearly believe in an ever-changing, living Constitution and reject originalism (interpreting the Constitution according to its original understanding). They are obviously globalists, not overly concerned with American’s national sovereignty. They see the international community, in the words of Koh, as a “community of reason” and believe that American judges, in interpreting our Constitution, can resort to this “community of reason” (foreign laws) to choose between two “plausible” legal positions. Indeed, Koh wrote approvingly of United States Supreme Court decisions acknowledging “evolving standards of decency” and that we may look to this global community of reason to determine what those standards are.

If any of this is too legalistic, let me quote from Koh’s “Jefferson Memorial Lecture on Transnational Legal Process After September 11,” published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

In his introductory remarks, Koh said the United States, along with North Korea and Iran, form “the axis of disobedience,” that is, those nations “whose disobedience with international law has attracted global attention after Sept. 11.” Are you beginning to see the picture here?

Yes, I get the picture. All Americans should have gotten the picture when Obama told 200,000 cheering Berliners last summer, that he was a “citizen of the world”.

Now we’re finding out the hard way just how serious he was.

UPDATE: (April 2):

With all of the controversy now swirling around Koh, Legal Insurrection wonders if he’s being “borked”, and if so, do the Dems have any ground in which to complain?

A Related MUST READ from by Kyle-Ann Shiver at The American Thinker:

The Soros Doctrine in Obama Foreign Policy

Also Related:

Dick Morris explains to an incredulous Sean Hannity that one of the objectives at the  G20 Summit in London (that no one is talking about) is to put the American economy under international regulation:

El Rushbo: I Hope Obama Fails Part Deux

If he fails, America is saved:

Luckily for him, he’s off the hook, now…the Dems have set their sights on Sarah Palin, as they segue from their Limbaugh Strategy to their Sarah Palin strategy.

The best way to gauge who the real movers and shakers in the Republican party are, is by watching who the Democrats are targeting  for destruction.