Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Asking the Hard Question About "Detainees"

Secretary Rice spoke on the ultimate future of the camp at Guantanamo the other day,

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday she looks forward to the day when the United States can shut down its prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but she gave no timetable.

The prison will not remain open "any longer than is needed," Rice said at a news conference with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, her host for a two-day visit meant to be a chummy look at ordinary life outside the capital of Washington's closest ally.
But her response raises a bigger question: just what are we going to do with the 3Ms (Murderous Muslim Moonbats) imprisioned there? Assuming the court battles all come to an end and every last military tribunal is completed, then what? Hold them in U.S. prisons? Release them with time served? Or send them to the gallows, or its PC equivalent?

How big is the problem? It's potentially very, very big, because almost 500 people currently fill the camp. My guess is that someone is hoping to pass that buck to the next administration, but it's a question that has to be answered sooner or later.