You know, I had an idea of something to write about other than politics the other night. I also thought I’d remember it, but as usual, I did not. So, the only thing I have to talk about is what our new president did today.
He signed an executive order to close Gitmo within a year and made it so the CIA can’t use “harsh” tactics (meaning they can only use what the military does, which means they cannot make the prisoner feel uncomfortable, etc.). What?? I’m almost speechless. He’s been in office all of two days and he’s already decided to close Gitmo with no answer to the question, “What will you do with the prisoners, Mr. President?” Will he send them back to their home countries? Well, many of them don’t want these people back and some of the ones we have sent back went right out to attack us again because we caught them AGAIN. Okay, NEXT! We could move them to federal prisons right here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A! Do any of you want these guys in your backyard? Or, would you rather keep them far, far away in another country, say, like Cuba? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Hmmmmm . . . I’m all out of ideas. The only thing I do agree with liberals on is the fact that we need to get these guys tried ASAP. I think it’s ridiculous that we’re just keeping them there. Get on it, for goodness’ sake! However, I do not believe that we should try these bastards in civilian courts; they are prisoners of war, therefore, they should be given military tribunals. In regards to torture, I think someone needs to decide what torture is. Obama is creating some panel to decide this, but I can pretty much guess what the end result will be from that. Personally, I think torture is only physical, like when blood is present. Okay, so that will never hold up in court. President Obama announced in a press conference this morning that the so-called “torture panel” concluded that “torture is only when a physical act is performed on the subject, you know, like when blood shows up”. Somehow, I don’t see this happening. Anyway, sleep deprivation and psychological torture is NOT torture – SORRY! I’m just not going to feel bad for a likely terrorist who hasn’t been allowed to sleep for 72 hours or who merely thinks they are being drowned. Now, you start taking off limbs and we’ll talk.
I am just so frightened for the safety of this country. But, trust me, I do not want to be right on this one. Let’s see if this silly little liberal theory pans out. Pray for your life – literally.