Am I just a clueless rube? Can someone tell me what it is going to take to get the Democratic Congress to understand that their Republican opponents are completely fucked, morally and politically, and there is absolutely no fucking reason in the world that they need be appeased?
Gaze upon their latest creation and weep :
Washington -- A bill by Senate Democrats would fund the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but it would block the transfer of any of the detainees to the United States....
...Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) on Wednesday circulated an approximately $91.5-billion measure that includes $50 million to shutter the Guantanamo facility and move its prisoners -- with the proviso that they can't be sent to the United States. The Senate bill appears to favor paying foreign governments to accept the prisoners.
Did the Dems go out and hire stupid consultants and pay them $4000 an hour to come up with the stupidest idea they could come up with. If there is one thing the United States knows how to do, it is how to incarcerate people. Jeebus we've got two million people locked up in this country...we lead the civilized world in locking up. There isn't anybody we can't lock up. We've even got a town in Montana that is volunteering to take the Guantanamo detainees.
Does anyone really believe that the American people are really afraid of being slaughtered in their beds if Gitmo detainees wind up being imprisoned in the high security prisons here in the U.S.? What an insult to our intelligence! Sen. Inouye and the rest of the Democrats, who think the right thing to so is fawn before the wingnuts on this issue, Wake up! The opposition are among the most hated public figures in the country. You don't have to listen to them any more, and there is absolutely no reason in the world to appease them.
Let's close Gitmo, release the teenagers, and bring the hardcore here and try them. If the government has evidence then we put them in prison for a while. If it doesn't we send them home. We'll just pretend we haven't created life long enemies in the process.