Congressional Democrats are backing away from a total blockade on bringing Guantanamo detainees into the United States, at least for prosecution.
It's about time. Still, there are concerns federal spending bills could severely limit options on moving detainees from Guantanamo.
Beyond the fight shaping up between Congress and President Barack Obama, who wants to close the place in January, is an obvious question: Why? The official answer from members of Congress is that they're trying to "keep the American people safe."
Really? Are we holding super-villains? Are the American people safer if these detainees are behind bars in Cuba than behind bars in the United States? Can they bend metal and punch holes in concrete walls with their minds?
No. The belief -- and there is nothing to back up this group think -- is that moving Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil creates local terror targets.
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