Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to America!

Apparently, some of the Gitmo lovelies we hold might be released into America and given financial assistance, according to our National Intelligence Director:

Some of the detainees, deemed non-threatening, may be released into the United States as free men, Blair confirmed.

That would happen when they can't be returned to their home countries, because the governments either won't take them or the U.S. fears they will be abused or tortured. That is the case with 17 Uighers (WEE'-gurz), Chinese Muslim separatists who were cleared for release from the jail long ago. The U.S. can't find a country willing to take them, and it will not turn them over to China.

Blair said the former prisoners would have get some sort of assistance to start their new lives in the United States.

"We can't put them out on the street," he said.

Call me crazy, but this sounds exactly like putting them out on the streets.

You know, I'm going to stop kidding about idiotic ideas like this.