House minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) said he wouldn’t vote for the plan to close Gitmo “if you put a gun to my head.” See an excellent video with a very pithy Boehner below (makes me want to jump-up and cheer).
“They want $500 million from this Congress to rehabilitate this prison in northwest Illinois. I want to see who the members are who are going to vote for this. I wouldn’t vote for this if you put a gun to my head.”
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) recently said that he would vote to close Gitmo if Obama and Holder would agree to move terrorist trials out of New York City. The appropriate response from Graham would be, move the damn trials out of New York City. Period. How do you bargain one for the other?
In the video below, Boehner says he doesn’t believe Congress will appropriate “one dime” to rehab an Illinois prison. See an incredulous Candy Crowley (I think it’s Crowley) who simply cannot believe we would not close Guantanamo Bay prison facility, which is such a contentious image to terrorists around the world.
Note to Crowley: if Gitmo doesn’t raise visions of sugar plums for terrorists, that’s a good thing. Enough of the “image mongering.” Guantanamo has been run with honor and millions in taxpayer dollars. Do you not know that American is hated around the world now, more than when George Bush was president? If you think Muslims are offended, what is Poland feeling at the abandonment of the missile shield program, because…because…Iran, believed to be almost at the summit of a nuclear warhead, doesn’t even have a long-range missile? Closing a state-of-art prison facility because we think it “offends” Muslims is not clear thinking, and should not be an option. I like the new Boehner in this video.