Yeah, I know, this "War on Terror" (you're next, ETA!) is just one in a series of apocalyptic clusterfucks Bush Babee has left for The Big Brother. And my ace Pat Boone scored bookoo kudos on his first day (well, from the Left, anyway) for signing the order to close Guantanamo.
And no matter what the Obama administration does, they're going to get heat for it. The Right's going after him, for, well, like the Giuliana NYPD, being black and breathing. But they're also chiming in about how closing Guantanamo will bring about the End of Days. The Left is now questioning, the honeymoon obviously over, if he's Bush Lite.
The Pentagon has just released a totally impartial, lacking any self-interest whatsoever effort report, trying to cover their own asses, I mean, stating that Guantanamo prison actually does meet Geneva Convention standards. They have also announced the sale of some prime, wetlands real estate in Florida, if anyone's interested.
And now my man has Uighur problems, of all things. After being cleared for release from Guantanamo five years ago, these Chinese Muslims have no place to go. We know they'll die if they go back to China, and China's pressuring every country on the planet to refuse these poor fools residence (and the Republicans say deficits don't matter--when was the last time we stood up to China on anything? Darfur, anyone?). Now, our Federal courts have gone all NIMBY and said, "Them Uighurs can't stay here!"
But before you start feeling too sympathetic for The Big Brother and start busting out the old Negro spirituals, read this from Reuters:
"The Obama administration on Friday told a federal judge it would not deviate from the Bush administration's position that detainees held at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan have no right to sue in U.S. courts."
There are roughly 600 prisoners at the Bagram base that no one knows what to do with. Obama's already set up a commission to study the issue, yadda yadda, that's supposed to get back to him in six months. The Federal courts once again blindsided him (what's up with this "checks and balances" crap, anyway? I thought Cheney was supposed to get rid of all that nonsense), telling the administration the fates of four of the inmates. The sentence above tells you what they've come up with so far (funny how all the bad news always comes out on Friday night). The courts will decide what to do from here on out.
Now, I know we just can't buy the world a Coke and keep it company. And I can't carry a tune, so you won't hear "Kumbaya" coming from these lips. But you gotta admit, this is kinda disappointing. When will this nightmare be over? I've clicked my heels 27 times and my black ass still ain't in Kansas. And neither is Obama's.