Friday, October 20, 2006

To the GITMO Naysayers:

As you all cry and moan that terrorists and murderers are not being handled with kid gloves -and that the accommodations at GITMO (complete with mango chicken and Qur'an hammocks) don't measure up to that of the Waldorf Astoria...

Do you have an alternative? What you may have missed while you were making your protest signs and sniffing the fumes from your Sharpie marker, is that no other countries will take their own citizens...

"...British officials recently rejected a US offer to transfer 10 former British residents from Guantanamo to the United Kingdom, saying it would be too expensive to keep them under surveillance, the newspaper said, citing documents made public this month in London.

Britain has also staved off a legal challenge by the relatives of some prisoners who sued to require the British government to seek their release, The Washington Post said.

While all British citizens in Guantanamo were freed starting in 2004, Britain has balked at allowing former legal residents of the country to return, the newspaper said.

Germany and other European allies, which have spoken out against Guantanamo, also have rejected accepting prisoners from the facility, the Post said." (source)

So, they want the facility closed --but they won't take responsibility for their own terrorists.

What would you bleeding hearts have us do? Release them? And what would you say to the families of the U.S. Soldier or Marine that is then killed by that same detainee in Afghanistan or Iraq? Do YOU take responsibility? Do YOU support their family? What is your grand plan? Do tell...

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