The U.S. Senate voted today, by an unbelievable 90-6 margin, to strip the money needed to close the Guantanamo Bay prison from the supplemental war bill.
The question: “To prohibit funding to transfer, release, or incarcerate detainees detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to or within the United States.”
It turns out that no other countries will accept the Gitmo detainees. It also turns out that all but six Democrats got religion when they suddenly discovered that, if the prison closes, those terrorists would suddenly get all the free lawyers and the constitutional rights and the three hots and a cot that those Democratic Senators all vigorously campaigned for just a few short months ago.
My goodness. Some terrorists might even be freed by the courts and allowed to settle in the United States.
Those voting to provide the money to close Gitmo: Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Pat Leahy (D-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) came out in favor of moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the United States because, she said, “the legal rights of these detainees are the same under the Constitution.”
Sen. Feinstein said “American justice has to be applied to everyone, because if it isn’t, we then become hypocrites in the eyes of the world.” Then she voted to deny the funds needed to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.