Part Romney’s speech to an Israeli audience in Jerusalem 7/29/12
“It would be foolish not to take Iran’s leaders at their word, they are after all a product of a radical theocracy. Over the years Iran has amassed a bloody and brutal record, it has seized embassies, targeted diplomats, and…
“In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would immediately remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay,” he said. While the hikers don’t believe American policies “justify what has been done to us,” he said, “We do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments, including the government of Iran, to act in kind.”
So there you have it… The precedence of Guantanamo allows foreign nations to point at US policy to justify brutal treatments of Americans when tried & imprisoned in foreign nations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!