President Obama fulfilled a campaign trail pledge and closed Guantanamo, on paper only, in his first days in office. The problem is what to do with all those pesky prisoners - the alleged terrorists wishing to kill us all in the name of their religion. There are 240 inmates now looking for a new home.
The 240 alleged terrorists, captured on the battlefield, won't be going back to their home countries because they are no longer welcome there. During the G20/NATO European apology tour of team Obama, pressure was put upon our allies to take some of these alleged terrorists. As with the rest of his agenda, Obama failed in placing any of the alleged terrorists, except for one. France said they will take one. The rest of the European countries asked, if these men are not so bad, why don't you just keep them in the U.S.? The Obama administration won't cop to that slap but it is early and resolute proof that traditional allies, the former friends of GW Bush, are now laughing at us. They are laughing at President Obama and his naive approach to foreign policy. They are laughing at his world view. Recently President Sarkozy, after warmly welcoming Obama to France, for the cameras, was quoted after the visit as describing Obama as "unoriginal", and "insincere", etc. You get the picture. No love lost there.
So, back to the good old U.S.of A. Seems the city of Hardin, Montana (population 3,400) has stepped up and offered to house the 240 alleged terrorists in their spiffy new jail sitting empty.
The City Council voted Tuesday on this fine idea. The vote was 5-0.
The city borders the Crow Indian Reservation. I don't know if the Indians had a vote. The jail was built two years ago and the city needs tenants. The construction loans - price tag $27 million - are in default.
But wait. "Not on my watch, " said Senator Max Baucus. Democrat Baucus and fellow Democrat Senator Jon Tester, along with Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg have all decided it isn't going to happen.
See, it's the details that get you every time. Where will these alleged terrorists go?