Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Another Appeal to Cowardice
I was at first dismayed to see Senate Democrats announcing that funds to close Guantanamo would be withheld "until there is a plan." I guess I still am, but I see the political necessity.
Our beloved GOP, now pretty much totally in the hands of the fruit loops, decided they should whip their dwindling constituency into a froth with specters of escaped terrorists running loose on American streets. It may have been our war, and they may be our prisoners, but that's no reason we can't shunt the responsibility of dealing with them onto some other country. If there's one thing the GOP is good at, it's avoiding responsibility.
Putting the funding on the back burner for a few months defuses the hysteria long enough to beat it down with some facts.