Friday, May 22, 2009

Don’t Lock Up Terrorists in the US? Really? Guess What, They’re Already Here

For a couple of weeks now, members of congress have been freaking out about closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.  To prove my point, check out this RNC ad that came out today:

Ooooo!  Scary!  (Note: Jason Linkins says that the Gibbs part is taken completely out of context: “Actually, Gibbs was referring to the poor decision-making of the previous administration.”)

Just this week, congress pulled funding that would find these alleged terrorists new homes because there’s no plan as to what to do with the prisoners once the prison is closed.  But there is absolutely no good reason not to bring them to prisons here in the United States.  To suggest otherwise is an insult to American prison guards everywhere. 

Wait, this just in…

The Washington Post reports the terrorists are already here:

Thirty-three international terrorists, many with ties to al-Qaeda, reside in a single federal prison in Florence, Colo., with little public notice.

Detained in the supermax facility in Colorado are Ramzi Yousef, who headed the group that carried out the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993; Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted of conspiring in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; Ahmed Ressam, of the Dec. 31, 1999, Los Angeles airport millennium attack plots; Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, conspirator in several plots, including one to assassinate President George W. Bush; and Wadih el-Hage, convicted of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.

So we can handle terrorists after all! 

I’m so offended by the fact that our representatives believe, and sell the idea, that our country is so inept that we can’t possibly handle these men.  It’s like the “home of the brave” part died with the twin towers. 

Stop insulting us and our intelligence!  Close the embarrassment that is Guantanamo! 

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