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Not in MY backyard!


Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius:

Dear Secretary Gates,

I fully support President Obama’s position to shut down the terrorist detention center on Guantanamo Bay. Closing this facility is an important step toward helping America regain its moral stature in the international community.

Closing the terrorist detention center on Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) raises some very complex issues, particularly when it comes to relocating the prisoners to other detention centers. It is my understanding that Fort Leavenworth is being considered as one possible site to relocate the prisoners. As Governor of Kansas, I wanted to communicate with you at the outset of this decision-making process and share with you that I do not support prisoners being moved to the Fort.

C’mon, Guv–these are poor innocent victims of the Bushitler Regime! Where’s your compassion?

She goes on to list all the endless problems associated with bringing them to the US–except the problem that really concerns her: her own re-election. She actually makes a great and convincing case…for leaving them at Gitmo!

At least Gov. Ritter of Colorado stepped up and is willing to endanger his citizens by bringing vicious terrorists to Colorado. Sebelius just wants all the plaudits that come with the moral preening and posturing, while all the costs are to be borne by other people, states, and especially, other governors.

Willing the ends–but not the means–is the magical thinking of small children, the mentally-deficient and the pathological.

And grandstanding liberals.


5 thoughts on “Not in MY backyard!

  1. She isn’t up for re-election. She was reported to be on the short list for a cabinet position. But, it seems more likely that the grandstanding is preparation to run for the Senate seat Sen. Brownback will be vacating in 2 years.

  2. She’s worried about her own political future. She knows bringing terrorists to America is unpopular. Pres. Carter nearly sank Gov. Clinton with the Mariel Boatlift prisoners. And liberal judges will trip all over themselves trying to give terrorists more “rights” than law-abiding Americans enjoy.

    That’s why they should stay in Gitmo.

  3. Amen, amen, amen, amen.

    I keep ranting to friends about Obama’s decision to close GITMO as the ultimate triumph of style over substance. You make the cheap gesture while postponing dealing with its consequences when that’s what it’s all about!

    “See: I closed GITMO! What a fine chap I am. What to do with the inmates, you say? Uh, uh, uh… I dunno! What does that have to do with anything?”

    Great post, Noel.

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