Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Idiotic, Childish Congress Idiotic, Childish About Detainees

So, we have a bunch of terrorism suspects housed in cages at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, as it’s a symbol of the previous Bush administration’s flaunting of due process and the basic legal foundation of the United States. Because the U.S. Congress is composed primarily of people who are terrified of the constituencies that they also consider to be morons, they’re afraid to vote for any measure that would allow for the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to U.S. soil. Morons and liars say that these prisoners will simply be let loose on our public streets, free to rape and murder their way to jihad. Others say that we could simply house these people in our maximum security prisons, where we’re perfectly content to keep our violent killers and, yes, domestic terrorists. If your brain works, this seems like a perfectly reasonable option, since it would also make it easier for these detainees to be tried in a court of law, which seems to be the whole point of closing the Guantanamo prison. Ah, but there are a couple of snags. Our Congress apparently believes all the liars and morons, so they’re blocking the funding to close the Guantanamo prison until they’re promised the prisoners won’t be transplanted to U.S. soil. Obviously, this creates a problem of logistics. Not only that, but the Obama administration now says it’s a-okay to continue Bush-era policies and hold these people without charges or trial for as long as we feel like. In other words, your confidence in our political system is woefully misplaced, and your crippling depression is justified. More details here.

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