Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Finding a home for terrorists set to O Fortuna

I love Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. I had to post the video.

Timely, too, of course. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the media today,

Q Senator, Republicans [argue] that it might not be safe to keep the Gitmo detainees in the United States. Do you share that concern?

SEN. REID: (Laughs.) …They have marched down to the Senate floor often and said that very same thing: ‘we don't want these detainees walking the streets of America,’ or words to that effect. Well, nor does -- nor does anyone else.

Well, except the Obama Administration:

The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in the first release of any of the detainees into this country, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Their release is seen as a crucial step to plans, announced by President Obama during his first week in office, to close the prison and relocate the detainees. Administration officials also believe that settling some of them in American communities will set an example, helping to persuade other nations to accept Guantanamo detainees too.

But the decision to release the Chinese Muslims, known as Uighurs, is not final and faces challenges from within the government, as well as likely public opposition. Among government agencies, the Homeland Security Department has registered concerns about the plan.

You thought the skateboarding kids that run across your lawn were annoying...