Assigned Reading: Uighurs Live it Up in Island Paradise
(FROM: UK Daily Mail)
He and his companions have traded drab prison jumpsuits for comfortable cotton pants and knit shirts, and razor wire-encircled jail compounds for beach cottages, where they are staying at U.S. taxpayers’ expense.
Not only did Barack Obama’s White House and State Department “run roughshod” over the Brits, as this piece is careful to point out, but now you and I are paying for these four Uighur terrorists–people who consciously decided to train with al-Qaeda and the Taliban in order to take up arms against the Chinese–to eat ice cream and live beachside in Bermuda.
Of course, I would absolutely love it if these Uighurs are exactly the way the Daily Mail portrays them to be: peace-loving men determined only to fight back against China and nobody else. If they are, then I sincerely hope they live and prosper in happiness and freedom. But simply taking these people and releasing them to go fishing and open a restaurant seems like a giant leap when baby steps might be in order.
Regardless, this story presents another unique opportunity for the GOP to distinguish itself from its Democrat counterparts currently running the show and dictating policy on Capitol Hill. First, the American government decided to free these detainees on an island belonging to another nation, without telling that nation’s government. Second, even though they once saw fit to detain these Uighurs, now that they are free, their lifestyle is now financed by an American people already struggling to maintain their own. Part of the money which comes out of each American’s paycheck is going to the butter pecan ice cream enjoyed by these four Uighurs in their little island paradise — that point alone should be hammered home to everyone who will listen.