Back when the United States House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, it was my opinion that the House was the absolute worst body of slimy politicians on earth. My opinion hasn't really gotten any better in the subsequent years, but the Senate, even when run by Republicans, garnered my respect. The House was Wal Mart and The Senate was Target. Well after today's scummy, cynical rejection of Barack Obama's funding to close down America's shame, Guantanamo Bay, The Senate is apparently "lowering prices".
Senator after Senator got up to cry and whine how scared they and their constituents are of the 200 plus "detainees" at Gitmo. Cave Dwellers scare you more than serial murderers, gangsters, soulless rapists and goons, Unabombers, Christian terrorists, the first bunch who tried to bring down the Towers, and some guy who tried to blow up an airliner with a shoe? Well they must because all of those types populate our federal prisons now. But if the 200 plus monkey bar climbers are brought here and thrown in a tiny little cell, the whole country is at risk? Are you kidding me?
Ok now, there are some conspiracy types out there who probably think Obama knew this would happen and this way he gets it both ways. That conspiracy theory isn't really all that wacky. Perhaps it's true, perhaps Obama is incapable of standing up for what's right? He flipped on releasing Abu Graib photos, something I'm not sure is necessary either. But on this, and I hate to sound like a one-note pony with this torture thing, Obama needs to go to the mat . This is important. I really don't like going to Wal Mart. Oh, I go there, and Michelle Bachmann and Steve King greet me, but I need Target as a palate cleanser.