Well, only the “cleared” ones. From SFGate:
On Tuesday, on the recommendation of its Peace and Justice Commission, the Berkeley City Council is set to vote on a resolution to invite “one or two cleared” Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in Berkeley.
Peace and Justice Commissioner Rita Maran told me that the idea was to invite to Berkeley “the kind of people you’d like to have living next door to you or dating your cousin.”
Every single thing about those two sentences is absurd, and laughable, and infuriating, and then laughable again. Everytime I attempt to think seriously about them and the utter ignorance they represent, I start laughing again.
In the first place, what on earth does “cleared” mean?
As Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies observed, “There’s an entire mythology” about detainees being exonerated, when they’ve simply won conditional releases or habeas corpus petitions.
President Obama’s own task force looked into Guantanamo’s 240 detainees in 2009. While it approved some transfers and conditional releases, Joscelyn noted, “They didn’t find any innocent goat herders.”
Once again, the left displays its malignant narcissism. Everything and everyone is a prop.
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