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Posted by Andrew Roman on August 3, 2009

The sun is setting on Gitmo

The sun is setting on Gitmo

Democrats long ago lost their ability to keep themselves from advocating policies that are proven failures. They, too, misplaced their capacity to distinguish between things that sound real nice from things actually rooted in common sense (the War on Poverty, multiculturalism, raising taxes on the rich, etc.). In the “PM” days of William Jefferson Clinton (Pre-Messiah), Dems used to be very good – in fact, remarkable – at being able to twist, convolute and rework facts to cloak their misguided allusions while keeping things sounding so reasonable. They could look you in the eye, wave their fingers at you, convince you they were brewing cappuccino from mud water and charm your socks off while chipping away at your liberties.

They were clever that way.

These days, Dems run a more “in-your-face,” let’s-have-a-go-at-Marxism kind of ship. 

Sure, President Barack Obama is as good as anyone – if not better – at shoving a whole lot of platitudinal cadence together to create some of the sweetest sounding emptiness this side of Mario Cuomo. It can hardly be denied. From redefining “earmarks,” to declaring that a recession is no time for corporations to make profits, to his “strategic” silence in the wake of the violent upheaval in Iran, no one can peddle the farm food – and be praised for it – like our current Commander In Chief. In fact, early on in his seventh-months-feels-like seven years term, he was running circles around Bubba in terms of yanking the wool over the eyes of salivating disciples.

However, in recent times, it seems that Democrats are also losing the ability to hear when their own “stupidity” alarms go off. Whereas at one time, they could catch themselves, regroup, and redefine the parameters of the game in short order, today’s Dem – including the Messiah himself – is slipping. Oh sure, they still promote stupid, unproductive, emotion-based policies, but they don’t seem to be able to play their smoke-and-mirrors game as well as they used to. Maybe they’re getting lazy. Maybe they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

I opt for the ladder.

For instance, why on earth would it be necessary to open up a prison for terrorists within the contiguous 48 states when a perfectly functioning, tremendously successful, fully-equipped, enormously secure, efficiently run facility already exists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? Why would anyone bring suspected al-Qaida, Taliban and enemy fighters who are already under lock and key onto the mainland United States so they can be locked up closer to the American people?

Who thinks up this stuff?

The words “ill-conceived” seem somewhat understated, but House Republican leader John Boehner is otherwise spot on: “The administration is going to face a severe public backlash unless it shelves this plan and goes back to the drawing board.”

At the very least, yes.

The President has had a wild bug in his nest since Day One in wanting to see the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay closed. His rationale has yet to move the needle on the “Makes Sense” meter, but it doesn’t matter. To Obama and all the happy little Obamacrats, anything connected in any way to his predecessor George W. Bush, no matter what it is, no matter how effective or successful it has been, must be eradicated. It is irrelevant that Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has absolutely nothing to do with the prison at Abu Grahib, Iraq, but it just sounds so good – and feels so right – to Leftocrats that Gitmo is being crushed by President Transformation.

True, speaking out against such atrocities as the Iranian government slaughtering its own people may be too much for any Annointd One to have to handle, but shutting down a well-run, secure detention facility that houses people who wish to wipe America off the face of the earth with such decisiveness is the mark of real leadership.

Besides, the world will love us for it.

So, in the deep recesses of the liberal mind, it stands to reason that the best thing to do – the right thing to do – after Gitmo closes up shop is take those well-guarded murderous vermin from their secure confines outside of the United States and bring them into to the United States.

From Fox News:

Several senior U.S. officials said the administration is eyeing a soon-to-be-shuttered state maximum security prison in Michigan and the military penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as possible locations for a heavily guarded site to hold the 229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban and foreign fighters now jailed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

The officials outlined the plans — the latest effort to comply with President Barack Obama’s order to close the prison camp by Jan. 22, 2010, and satisfy congressional and public fears about incarcerating terror suspects on American soil — on condition of anonymity because the options are under review.

White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said Friday that no decisions have been made about the proposal. But the White House considers the courtroom-prison complex as the best among a series of bad options, an administration official said.

This is why Democrats cannot be trusted with national security or other serious matters.

Indeed, as alluded to in the Fox News article, it makes perfect sense that there are only bad options to choose from; That’s because Obama’s plan to close Gitmo is a monumentally bad idea.

Why do it?

What is the strategic advantage in it?

It simply is not necessary. Doing so will provide absolutely no benefit to the nation and will not make her more secure.

america is safeEven if someone spiked the White House stash of Lucky Charms with LSD, how could anyone possibly think such an assinine suggestion as bringing terrorists into America when it doesn’t have to happen sounds like a reasonable alternative to keeping the facility at Guantanamo Bay open? That Obama is willingly and voluntarily closing Gitmo, and is considering bringing the terrorists detained there onto American soil, is just the latest prize from his Big-Bag-O-Incompetence.

Since January 20th, it is astounding how regularly the citizens of the United States are peppered with embarrassingly bad, horribly reasoned policies based in sheer demagoguary.

That’s why today’s liberal is dangerous.

Why go through what will be a costly, time-consuming, totally unnecessarily symbolic move when there is simply no good reason to do so?

Does closing the facility make America safer?

Is it good for the country?

Those are the only questions that matter.

Because Leftocrats act almost entirely on emotion and resist the urge of the thinking class to ascertain “what happens next,” and because transporting terrorist thugs onto the very soil they wish to destroy stands as the “best option” to Obama and Company, America is quite literally made that much more unsafe for the sake of appeasing the whims of President Obama and the children in charge.



  1. proof said

    the administration is eyeing…the military penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas…

    I heard on the radio today that Kansas would just as soon not have them, thank you very much!

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