Australia, a country which is also an island, and incontinent, has refused to accept all of the Guantanamo convicts that we don’t want to release to the Middle East. We don’t want to release them, of course, because we are suddenly and inexplicably concerned for their safety and happiness:
Washington has expressed concern that inmates released from Guantanamo could be tortured or persecuted if they are returned to their home countries.
As far as I know, Australia is a country full of convicts. When you think of Australia, picture Alcatraz, subtract Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery, multiply it by a million, make everyone talk with marbles in their mouths, and then substitute kangaroos for all of the prison guards. Anywhere, now that Australia is not an option for our “freed” convicts, we’ll have to find someplace even more lawless for them, like International Waters, that island from Pirates of the Caribbean, outer space, or Las Vegas.
p.s. I’m writing this while awaiting a flight from Bangkok to Sydney. Once there, I fully expect to be detained, processed, and sent to Cuba.