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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Gitmo Solution

As I was flying to Boston yesterday, I was thinking about the 3 guys who whacked themselves in Guantanamo Bay a few days ago.

Of course there are lots of people up in arms about Gitmo, again, after the incident, and I started wondering what is the solution?

As David Ignatius points out in the Washington Post, it's obvious all 400 of them are probably not terrorists, or even al Qaeda or Taliban conspirators. At the same time, regardless of what Human Rights Watch and others tell us, they aren't all poor innocent dirt farmers rounded up by the big bad Yankees to be used as playthings.

So what do we do with them. Right now there are a hundred awaiting release, to countries that won't take them back, or that they don't want to go back to for human rights reasons. Other countries are of course a little hesitant to take folks who aren't wanted by their own countries.

Well, here's an idea. We have Congress take a vote, in both chambers, to decide if we should immediately close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. I'm pretty sure the vote would fail in both Houses, but that's okay.

After the vote, the President can issue an executive order closing the prison, and anyone who can't be resettled in the home country for any reason, can be moved to the congressional district of the folks who voted YES to closing the prison.

I'm sure that , and John Murtha would be fine with that; they've all repeatedly told us how unjust it is for us to detain these folks. They are the obvious choices to host a few of them.

What do you folks think of this idea?

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5Comments:

Blogger shoprat said...

You're asking moonbats to take responsibility for their beliefs again. You can't do that because a moonbat is irresponsible by definition.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

It's a logical solution, CP, but I prefer simply handing out more bedsheets. :)

11:19 AM  
Blogger LargeBill said...

I'd go for it if you could assure me they would stay in the districts that had representatives vote for their release.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Shoprat, I know, but I'm sure it would make for some interesting townhall meetings in their districts.

Paula, not a bad idea. Maybe we could pre-tie them before we give them to the guys.

Large Bill, I'm pretty sure that they'd never get to the districts, and Gitmo would never close. Congress would suddenly decide the place is paradise for the inmates and decide to pass a law leaving them there.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

On the news yesterday, a guy said next time, we should make sure we shot them instead of capturing them. Then he made fun of that. Geeze, what a mess. Great suggestion for a solution CP.

5:06 AM  

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