President Obama has sent an envoy consisting of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. John McCain and the President’s Chief Of Staff, Denis McDonough, to figure out how to convince Congress to do the right thing.
Of course, this didn’t go over so well with Sen. James Inhofe, who said of the move:
“It appears to me this latest push to close GITMO is because the terrorists have begun a hunger strike,” Inhofe said. “Specifically, the far left has used this as a rallying cry to revive their continuing obsession with closing the base despite strong support from Congress to keep GITMO open. But this misses the fundamental point. Is this hunger strike not a political act designed to attempt to change American policy? My question to the far left is: if you close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay are you not letting the terrorists win?”
This is what we’re up against.