Do you recall this post from a couple of days ago? Read it if you haven’t. I’ll wait.
Our Senate Democrats would do well to read it also. Today they became practically indistinguishable from their fear-mongering Republican counterparts. Here’s part of a press conference held by Majority Leader Harry Reid:
REID: I’m saying that the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans, do not want terrorists to be released in the United States. That’s very clear.
QUESTION: No one’s talking about releasing them. We’re talking about putting them in prison somewhere in the United States.
REID: Can’t put them in prison unless you release them.
QUESTION: Sir, are you going to clarify that a little bit? …
REID: I can’t make it any more clear than the statement I have given to you. We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States. […]
QUESTION: But Senator, Senator, it’s not that you’re not being clear when you say you don’t want them released. But could you say — would you be all right with them being transferred to an American prison?
REID: Not in the United States.
It’s all kind of baffling, isn’t it? Now we have Democrats thinking like Republicans. We’re in a boatload of trouble here, folks. Somebody needs to test the water in the Capitol building. Pronto. We held an election about this. Remember?
“Can’t put them in prison unless you release them.” What?!
If there is one thing we Americans have proven ourselves fairly adept at, it’s building prisons and keeping folks in them.
UPDATE: “Senate votes to block funds for Guantanamo closure.” 90 to 6. We live in fear. The terrorists have won. America has become but a shadow of what it once was. Home of the brave indeed.