Wednesday, June 10, 2009
U.S. Buys Housing in Palau
We been trying to give away our Guantanamo Uighurs for a while now and had no takers. But Palau has finally agreed to take seventeen of them, for the measly sum of 200 million dollars. What a deal! Let's see. On the one hand we could have just sent them to China. The Chinese wanted them, and they would have taken them for free. That might have helped relations with China and possibly created some consideration the next time the U.S. wanted China to take a particular action. On the other hand, we could pay Palau 200 million dollars in taxpayer money to take them. Naturally Obama went with the Palau option. Pay lots of taxpayer money and get nothing for it -- that pretty much sums up the Obama administration.