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The GOP Pledge on Detention Policy

Friday, September 24, 2010

It is, I suppose, one of the perks of being in the opposition that one need not have anything useful, interesting, or responsible to say on key matters of policy. For years, it was the Democrats who had nothing interesting to say about detention policy, just the irritating and frivolous mantra, “Close Guantanamo.” But at least in the current debate, the GOP Pledge to America takes a certain pride of place for irresponsible vacuousness in a generally irresponsible and vacuous debate.

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