Opinion: Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s good with Guantanamo prisoners going to her state
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As one of its very first promises after the inaugural showing of Aretha Franklin‘s huge hat last Jan. 20, the Obama Democratic administration promised to close the terrorist-housing facility in Guantanamo Bay within one year.
They’re not going to make that deadline, Obama officials now admit. A big problem is where to put these fellows who want to kill Americans enmasse. The last Bush administration deemed communist Cuba a good spot.
Members of Congress have not exactly been jumping up and down waving their hands to bring those guys to their home states.
But on Fox News Sunday this Sunday, Dianne Feinstein, the ex-mayor and veteran California Democrat and Intelligence Committee chairman was asked if she’d be OK with those hardened terrorists being moved from the isolated maximum security detention facility in Cuba to a maximum security place in her state, the nation’s most populous, and she said, ‘Yes.’
Her co-guest, Republican Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri did not think Missouri was a good spot. He worries that terrorist prisoners will recruit new followers from an American prison population. But the Missouri too was OK with California.
Here’s the video proof:
-- Andrew Malcolm