Sanity Restored in Berkeley?
10:31 AM, Feb 16, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Berkeley city council was considering inviting over "one or two" Gitmo detainees for a stay. But, last night, the city council seems to have at least in part come to its senses: By a vote of 4-1, and with 4 members not voting, the city council decided not to bring the detainees to Cindy Sheehan's home city.
So who did those in support of the resolution want to bring to Berkeley? According to Fox News:
It would be nice if all Gitmo detainees were such peace-loving souls, just looking for a quaint city to settle down in. But then again, if this truly were the case, these detainees probably wouldn't be sitting in Gitmo in the first place. And why those in support of Gitmo detainees don't hold the same good will for those in other federal detention centers is, well, something they'd rather not mention.
On the motives of those supporting the resolution, Fox News reports:
Well, it seems that those council members who wanted to be on Fox News were successful! Negative attention from supposedly right-leaning outlets must play well at home with their constituents.
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