What "World Opinion" Is Worth

Posted: Jan 26, 2009 3:00 PM
From the files of almost-too-laughable-to-believe-but-not-quite:

EU members are willing to take prisoners from Guantanamo, so long as they are certified pose no threat to their new "host" countries -- in other words, so long as it's certain they're not terrorists.

So let me get this straight: "The world" applauds Barack Obama's plan to close down Guantanamo.  That means, of course, that the prisoners have to go somewhere.

That means that, according to "the world," it's A-OK -- nay, even desirable -- for Americans to have Islamic terrorists roosting within the borders of their country.  But for the EU?  Nah, not so much.  It's not apparently enough that the US is the country who has actually caught the terrorists, thereby taking them out of world circulation.  We should have to harbor them in our domestic jails, as well.

Perhaps this little episode offers President Obama an insight on just what "world opinion" is worth.