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An Interesting Concept

By Keith Kloor
Nov 30, 2009 7:16 AMNov 19, 2019 8:34 PM


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This exchange between Republican Senator James Inhofe and Deborah Solomon in the Sunday NYT magazine is priceless. Inhofe: Can you tell me one reason to close Gitmo? NYT: Because it's on foreign soil, where prisoners don't have the same legal rights as prisoners tried here, and we want to apply the same laws to everybody. Inhofe: You want to apply the same laws to terrorists that are captured as you do to criminals in America?

NYT: Yes.

Inhofe: Wow.

NYT: Because we have to take the high road as Americans.

Inhofe: I see. That's an interesting concept.

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