The Closet Moderate: To the Finland Station

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

To the Finland Station

U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo M. Urbina has ordered the federal government to release seventeen Uighur terrorists (or "terrorists," if you prefer the scare quotes) from Guantánamo Bay, according to the Washington Post. The judge, a Clinton appointee, held that the men could not be detained without trial indefinitely.

Whatever your opinion of this latest chapter in Gitmo jurisprudence, the most important thing to remember here is that the Uighurs (pronounced "wanksters") are not ordinary terrorists: they also make the terror against Red China. The Uighurs are fighting China (sporadically) for the right to a homeland in the are north of Tibet that is variously called East Turkestan, Uyghuristan, or Xinjiang.

So why mess with the Uighurs? Hating communism is something we and these terrorists have in common. Why not help them out in their struggle against the Red Army, like we did in Afghanistan in the '80s? That worked out, didn't it?

[puts fingers in ears] LALALALALALALALALALA....

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