The Obama administration plans to close Gitmo and open Git-mo, which, for fans of British slang, places special emphasis on the “Git” part.
The Bush Doctrine, which was “kill them over there so they don’t kill us over here,” has nearly been dismantled and replaced by the Obama Doctrine, which is “bring them over here so we don’t violate their rights over there.”
The final process of completely de-Bushing the country is nearing completion:
CHICAGO – Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is signaling that a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., will probably become the new home for scores of terrorism suspects now housed at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Officials from the White House, Defense Department and U.S. Bureau of Prisons spent two hours last week briefing more than a dozen members of the Illinois delegation in the office of Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill. To reassure skeptical Republicans, they emphasized security.
Although the officials left open the possibility that another site could be chosen, participants emerged from the session convinced the U.S. government will buy the largely unused $145 million Thomson Correctional Center, which was built in 2008.
The White House is spinning this not that it’s the just or right thing to do, but that it could bring as much as 3,000 jobs to the area. Believe it or not, capturing terrorists (sorry, “man-caused disaster suspects”) overseas and bringing them to the U.S. mainland to be housed is the latest “jobs program” fad.
Is it really wise to design an economy that relies on acts of terrorism in order to flourish?
Theoreticians, academics, politicians and lawyers (today’s redundancy is brought to you by Brawny paper towels — Brawny can handle any mess!) will be the death of us all.