REID: I’m saying that the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans, do not want terrorists to be released in the United States. That’s very clear.
QUESTION: No one’s talking about releasing them. We’re talking about putting them in prison somewhere in the United States.
REID: Can’t put them in prison unless you release them.
QUESTION: Sir, are you going to clarify that a little bit? I mean (OFF-MIKE).
REID: I can’t -- I can’t -- I can’t make it any more clear than the statement I have given to you. We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States. I think the majority -- I speak for the majority of the Senate.
QUESTION: But you don’t want to (OFF-MIKE).
REID: Only until we get the plan.
QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) of your position (OFF-MIKE)
REID: We’ll wait until we get the plan.
QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) mean that Guantanamo will remain open indefinitely (OFF-MIKE)
REID: I repeat: I agree with McCain, Bush and Obama: Guantanamo should be closed because it makes us less safe and it will be closed. We’re waiting for a plan from the president and (OFF- MIKE).
REID: Can’t say anything but what I’ve said, and re-said it three times. Can’t say it four times. That’s how I feel....
QUESTION: But Senator, Senator, it’s not that you’re not being clear when you say you don’t want them released. But could you say -- would you be all right with them being transferred to an American prison?
REID: Not in the United States.
REID: I think I’ve had about enough of this.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Our leaders and us
If ever proof was needed that our leaders see us as gullible fools, here is Senator Reid . (h/t Arthur Silber)