Here is one of the greatest talking points of the new century. Merely mentioning Guantanamo detainees drives some on the Left to the brink of insanity. Any chance we can develop a catchy little chant that will finish driving them there Lefties all the way to insanity? Prolly too much to hope for, huh?
For a brief history lesson, Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) is an American military outpost on the far southeastern end of the island of Cuba. We have a naval base there, and have had since the beginning of the 20th Century. We got the land from Spain in the Spanish-American War, and much to the chagrin of the damned Commies, we will be staying there ’til we decide to leave, and if that means never, oh well . . . .
At the outbreak of the War on Terror we decided to use the isolation of the region as a perfect detainment camp for some captured on the field of battle as well as our depositing the terror leaders and their minions there when we can get our hands on ’em.
Will closing Gitmo make the problem go away? Oh yeah, it’ll make the word Gitmo disappear from the lexicon, but the enemy combatants, the War on Terror, and the problem with what to do with them will be even more problematic. So if we close Gitmo, what do we do with the enemy combatants and detainees we pick up in the future? This sounds like a “feel good” talking point to me.
Do we bring them to the US mainland? Talk about “extra-legal!” These detainees are committing their acts of terror on foreign soil, but for the 9/11 attacks, so how do we bring them here and charge them with a crime?
And that’s another thing – to do what the whiners suggest is to return international terrorism to the realm of a law enforcement issue. Ahhh . . . . didn’t we try that one already? Yeah, we did. It was our historical answer to terrorism, and as long as that was the answer terror attacks continued.
Yet when we started treating terrorism as a military issue, why suddenly the terror attacks largely stopped, except in the two nations where our troops are engaged in battling face-to-face these “enemy combatants.” Interesting as well that Lefty talking points like to claim terror attacks increase in number, and say the impetus for these increased attacks are because we are battling terror. They classify a jihad bomber trying to kill American troops as a “terror attack.” Damn these Lefties are clever, ain’t they?
And now we have come almost full circle. I guess on Tuesday afternoon our new President will issue the executive order closing Gitmo as a prison? Maybe he will, but how long from the time the order is issued until the actual implementation of his edict? Betcha it’s a tad longer than them big brained thought it was gonna be. In fact, didn’t I just hear his Most Magnificent the Lord Obama say, to effect, “I will consider the biggest failure of my first term NOT closing Gitmo?” Why, yes he did, and clearly his words imply that maybe Gitmo will not close on his watch! Huh?
Here’s my solution: Judge the detainees as they would be on the soil on which they are captured. If shooting at an Iraqi soldier is punishable by death, then let’s apply that law for the detainees captured in Iraq. Same standard in Afghanistan. This will also fix the problem if we end up fighting in another nation in the future.
Or we could capture them and turn them over to their native nations. What’s that you say? That would be tantamount to endorsing torture, as clearly the Saudi’s, Egyptian’s, etc., will torture those turned over? Yeah, it’s tough being a grown up, ain’t it? Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. What a concept? Personal responsibility for one’s actions. Wow!
Oh, and one last thing to remember is this: Are any of you aware that if the Left in this nation had not been so busy demonizing Bush, Iraq and Gitmo especially, the world wouldn’t have cared one whit. But no, the big brained loudmouths had to scream “Gitmo, Gitmo, Gitmo,” and in so doing these jerks created the entire issue. They used their own disgust for all things Bush to create an issue for the world to hate us for. And frankly, the world doesn’t hate us, but the radical Lefties the world over do. Big frickin’ deal!
Do you think I care what a dog turd thinks of me? Well, nor do I care what these foreign Leftist dog turds, errr . . . . I mean “citizens” of other nations think. In fact when I am pissin’ off a Leftist I know I am on the right course.
Gee, and Stalin killed untold numbers of German, Italian, Romanian and Polish POWs, yet I don’t hear the Lefties whining about that. Of course, Stalin was one of their own, so draw whatever conclusion the facts of history lead you to.
So instead of having to capture them and guard ’em and transport them, then pay gobs of cash to house them and provide them with legal counsel, we can, for the price of a bullet, end the controversy. Are they hiring for that job? Hell, I’ll even provide the firearms and bullets to accomplish the task if they’ll hire me to do it. Just gimme the job, say $25.00 bucks an hour, transport me to the needed locations, and let the vermin elimination begin!
Consider what we spend now to bring all this trouble upon ourselves, then contrast the cash savings in having me become the “Travellin’ Gitmo Detaineee Elimination Road Show.” In these hard economic times, lo & behold, I am one of the solutions – thinking out of the box and all that. Hey, turns out I am on board for all the Hope & Change, so let’s Change the way we deal with the “detainees” and I will Hope I am the one that gets to bring this wonderful idea to fruition.
Huh? Me working for Obama & the Lefties? Now that is indeed “Change we can believe in!”