Last week, Harry Reid was thundering to the press that “We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States”, by which he meant that we will never allow Guantanamo detainees to be moved to U.S. prisons, not even supermax facilities.
At that time, I accused him of having balls you need an electron microscope to see (aka buckyballs). I would now like to revise that diagnosis. I think he has no balls at all, and hasn’t had any for a long time.
And here’s the evidence to back me up. On Monday, this is what our Harry was saying about Guantanamo detainees:
Reid, who has been criticized for his contradictory positions on Guantanamo Bay, said some prisoners will be put in maximum security prisons on U.S. soil, emphasizing the safety of those facilities:
“A maximum security prison in the United States, there has never been a single escape.”
JR: “You think eventually the plan is going to be to put them in maximum security prisons here in this country, correct?”
“I think some. Keep in mind, Jon, there’s so many different issues. There’s no question that a number of these people who are there are not guilty of anything. The Uighurs, these are a group of Muslim Chinese who are guilty of nothing. They were arrested, put in there. They are there. They are doing nothing. We’re going to have to find someplace to put them. We can’t send them back to China. Should they go into a maximum security prison? Probably not.”
So, in one week our Harry has done a complete about-face from “We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States” (by which he meant that we will never allow Guantanamo detainees to be moved to U.S. prisons) to “We will allow some Guantanamo detainees to be released in the United States” (by which, strangely enough, he means that we will allow some Guantanamo detainees to be released in the United States).
There is only one possible explanation why Reid spewed all that garbage last week in the first place. And that would be full-blown perimenopause (which is to PMS as a royal flush is to a full house).
So one of these days, we are bound to get official confirmation that Harry Reid has been sitting down to pee for years. That is to say, several years ago Harry Reid became Harriet Reid. The country has just not been ready to be told yet.