Friday, January 23, 2009

More on those Gitmo detainees

Rep. Jane Harman of California (D) says, who cares if they turn out to be terrorists:

"A congresswoman says reports that a man released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is now an al-Qaida leader in Yemen should not slow the Obama administration's determination to quickly close the facility. Rep. Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, said Friday that President Barack Obama has to "proceed extremely carefully" in closing the prison. But she says there is no justification for "disappearing people" in a place outside the reach of U.S. law."

Right--who cares about our national security? Who cares about protecting us from terrorist attacks? I'll tell you for what there's no justification--releasing people who plan to go on and lead terrorist attacks against us.

This is a huge, and important, difference in philosophy between progressives and conservatives, and we need to highlight it.