Outrage Over Senate Voting Against Gitmo Prisoner Release Into USA
World's Dumbest Talking Point Gets Traction
[Thanx to the Senate Democrats.]
For weeks now, Republicans have been talking about how we can't bring Guantanamo detainees to the US as if we'd be bringing them in for a picnic. They have pretended that bringing them to the US is the same thing as releasing them out in the middle of Kansas or Oklahoma (or right by Ground Zero as the dumbass Peter King suggested). We've talked about this on our show from time to time to mock them mercilessly, but I didn't bother writing about it because who would be dumb enough to believe this inane talking point? Well, now we have our answer. Almost the entire Senate.
[Gee, for a group that is supposedly irrelevant, the Republicans sure seem to have a lot of influence.]
They just voted 90-6 to say that the Obama administration cannot have the funds they need to close Gitmo and bring the detainees for trial here in the US. Rep. King was outraged at the idea that the people who carried out 9/11 would be tried near Ground Zero. Where the hell else would they be tried? That's where the crime happened. That's how our system works. Where are we supposed to try them - on Mars?
[How about we try them in Gitmo, safely away from the mainland?]
FBI Director Robert Mueller testified today in Congress that if they are even held in a prison in the US, they could radicalize the other prisoners. Here are some of the other prisoners at the Supermax in Colorado - the Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, World Trade Center bombers Ramzi Yousef and the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, the Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph. Who are the Gitmo detainees going to radicalize, the Unabomber?
[So we should listen to an Air America host rather than the FBI Director?]
The Senate needs to stop giving into Republican fear mongering and recognize that it's about time that we brought the Gitmo detainees to justice here in the United States.
[Bring them into the USA so we can lawyer them up. And now for the KOmmie reaction...]
I'm from Massachusetts. We'll take four. C'mon, you other states; step up.
[Lots of Boston attorneys would love to lawyer them up free.]
Weak Reid probably wears diapers. He is a disgrace, get that man out of the so-called "Majority Leader" position, he acts more like a five-deferment wimpy bed wetter.
[Reid prefers Depends.]
Why do you think a small number of the detainees probably committed enough crimes to put them in jail for the rest of their lives? Why is this more probable than that none of them did?
[All are innocent! Give them blanket amnesty and ship them to Boston.]
They can stay in my apartment if they want. Though I think I can only comfortably house two or three, they won't have to pay rent. All I'll ask is that they teach me their native language. No deal if that's English, though.
[Don't forget to fluff their pillows when they go beddy bye.]
I saw Reid on television saying that the Senate was not going to vote to "release" these terrorists onto US streets. I was gobsmacked. WTF is up with Harry Reid?
[I think it is called "re-election."]
it looks like having lost the election, the Republican hold on the American soul is nonetheless unbroken.
I think Reid sounded so ridiculous because he was lying, plain and simple. Dems don't do pandering to the lowest common denominator well and it annoys me when I see the leadership even try.
[He needed to match the Speaker of the House.]
I'll share my apartment with one and show him what Americans REALLY think of their government.
[Serve him lunch at noon and get your head sawed off at One.]
We know the Bush administration tortured people in Gitmo. That really complicates prosecuting them.
[Who is "we," Kimosabe?]
The real reason they're so afraid of closing Gitmo is that it will reveal how many of the prisoners are not, actually "really bad people." It's all about covering asses, not scary terrorists.
[Considering the latter statment, Ben Burch would love to replace Big Bob as a Gitmo guard.]
Feingold gave a good speech about how this whole argument was a joke, then voted against the funding. Incredible.
[Yeah, I need to hear Russ's explanation of that vote.]