Aug 28, 2008
DENVER, Colorado –Senator Hillary Clinton released her delegates Wednesday afternoon, allowing those that had been pledged to her the freedom to vote for whomever they choose. She also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the Republicans by challenging President Bush to release political prisoners at Guantanamo.
“If I can release my delegates, and you know how hard I fought for them,” Clinton said, “then the President can certainly release detainees held in Guantanamo, those where there is little or no hard evidence they did anything wrong.” This move by Clinton it seen as a method to point out the differences on the issue of freedom between the two parties.
“Allowing her delegates to go free is a dangerous precedent for America’s national security,” said Rudy Giuliani into a megaphone as he marched on Fifth Avenue in New York wearing a shirt that read, “We will never forget 9-11’s Mayor”. Giuliani said it was a national shame that Clinton had been hoodwinked into “sympathizing with the terrorists we thankfully have locked up at Guantanamo.”
President Bush called Senator Clinton’s request to release prisoners “a shameful misusification of the war on terror for political reasons. As a popular war President I would never stupefy so low as to use fear, hatred and war to build the political capital I need to be that popular war President that I became. So we won’t grant releasification of any of those prisoners no matter how innocent they may be.” McCain responded by saying, “being the maverick that I am, I agree with everything President Bush said.”