Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rep. Boehner: Democrats Importing Terrorists!!!

MSNBC blogs:

Republicans this morning are pouncing on the news that one Gitmo detainee, Ahmed Ghailani, was transferred to a federal court in New York for his alleged role in the 1998 Africa embassy bombings. Said House Minority Leader John Boehner in a statement:

This is the first step in the Democrats’ plan to import terrorists into America. Without a plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the Administration has made the decision to begin transferring these terrorists into the United States, in spite of the overwhelming opposition of the American people and serious questions from Members of Congress of both parties. There are more than 200 of the world’s most dangerous men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Does the Administration plan to transfer all of them into our nation in this way? Do they plan to give them the same legal rights as the American people? Just what is the Administration’s plan for closing this prison?

Here's the thing about the "liberal media" that I really don't like. Why is it when we have someone say something as stupid as what Boehner said, that we can't have someone from the press simply point at them and laugh? Seriously, the headline should read: "Boehner makes completely boneheaded claim." The fact is, we allow people to say ridiculous things in the media freely, and we don't correct them, and people who don't have much political knowledge think what they're saying is literally true.

There's probably some militiaman out in Kansas thinking, "Gosh darn it, I knew them Democrats were gonna bring us the terrorists!" and stockpiling ammunition right now. At least it's a strong possibility.