Gitmo detainees on U.S. soilWhat's this "we" stuff, kimosabe?
President Obama plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by January 2010 and must decide what to do with the detainees. Republicans, especially two from Virginia, want to make his job as difficult as possible.
Many people, quite understandably, do not want detainees held in their communities. The Marine base at Quantico, for example, has been mentioned as a possibility, and Virginians near there are not happy about it.
Surely, we can now handle 250 detainees, many of whom have only tenuous connections to terror. [link]
If I were a lowlife scumbag like Wanda Sykes, I'd recommend to Obama that he place the terrorist halfway house next door to Dan Radmacher's children's elementary school and see if his attitude changes. But I'm not like that. So I won't.
You can just bet, though, that the high-minded Mr. Radmacher was taking for granted the fact that this prison for terrorists will go where prisons always go - next door to poor peoples' elementary schools. And that, of course, ain't a problem for him.
So "we" should be prepared to "handle" 250 Islamist terrorists?
Believe me, Dan, and you'll want to heed this warning: "We" can.
And "we" will.
But "we" really don't want to force the issue. Dan.