It’s All a Matter of Priorities
Sen. Jon Corzine, who will become a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee when the new Congress convenes next month, said he hopes to be able to ask detainees directly about accusations of mistreatment by U.S. interrogators. Read more of the Newark Star-Ledger report here.
Notice anything odd about this trip? We did. First, it’s the “holiday season” and the New Jersey congressional delegation is going to Gitmo to see how the enemy troops are doing. Great set of priorities guys. Second, the military says the detention camp holds roughly 550 detainees from 42 countries, speaking 17 different languages. We doubt Corzine has the language skills to ask detainees directly about anything. Third, unless the delegation brings along their own translators, the group will be relying on the translation services of the team accused of mistreating the detainees. The mission should be very productive.
However, we know the real purpose of Corzine and friend’s trip is publicity - a boondoggle to show deep concern for the welfare of terrorists and “enemy combatants” in the hands of our military. Now what does that tell you about these three Democrats representing New Jersey? They believe showing concern for the enemy at Christmas time is good PR. How little these men must think of the members of our military in harm’s way and the sacrifices they and their families make in to protect the citizens of this country. How pathetic that these men believe the people of New Jersey will look favorably upon the timing and nature of their tour.
It’s all a matter of priorities. Protecting our country, concern for our troops and not wasting taxpayer money apparently is not high on Corzine,Menendez and Holt’s list of priorities. Let them know what you think.