Think About This...

Welcome to Think About This... Tuesday!

I had a post already written and ready to go, but then the news caught my attention. Congress has vetoed the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. This was huge campaign fodder for all those reporters. Obama said he was going to close it down. So let it be written, so let it be done, right?? I guess no one thought this whole thing through though because now every one is screaming, "What are we going to do with all the detainees?" I heard good ol' George Stephanolpolous (and I'm absolutely certain I misspelled his last name) give this phenomenon a nice catch phrase of sorts. He said that the Congressmen and representatives are telling the President, "N.i.m.b.y." What is this?? "Not In My BackYard". *eye roll*

Well, if we are going to detain the detainees FOREVER they have to be in someones back yard, right?

While watching AM Kentucky last Thursday morning, I was struck with a solution. I've figured it out.

It's already owned by our country and is part of our National Park system. It's not exactly in someone's back yard either. It's not in the greatest of all conditions, but from what little video and photos I've seen from Iraq and Afghanistan, it can't be all that bad on The Rock. Plus there has only been like one escape from there, right?

Personally, I'm glad I'm not in these law makers shoes. The only thing I know is that these "detainees" have been held at Guantanamo Bay for 8 years. Eight years is a long time to be away from your family, your home. I'm honestly not surprised that when they are released they go right back to terrorism. I mean, we are holding them without charging them for years. I get irritated when the car in front of me holds me at a green light for more than a few minutes...

So what I'd like for you to think about this Tuesday is...

What would you do with the Guantanamo Bay "detainees"?
Here's what to do...
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**I wrote this on Thursday the 21st so if things change between now and Tuesday when this posts, my apologies.


  1. I think Alcatraz is a great place to house them, but why don't we charge them with something?.....either way we will be paying to take care of them...probably for the rest of their lives.......which brings me to the point of why don't we take care of our own the thousands of people who have become homeless due to this recession.....

  2. I think it's been a long time since our government actually took care of us instead of worrying about all the other people in the world...