Dolchstoss Watch

by Chris Bodenner

Yesterday I attended the "Anti-Gitmo" town hall in Standish, an impoverished Michigan town whose prison is closing. Congressman Pete Hoekstra, a Republican gubernatorial candidate from the other side of the state, characterized the funds offered by the Obama administration for a detainee transfer as "40 pieces of silver." (The setting of a Catholic church gave it some added flare.) Never mind that the Roman authorities actually gave Judas 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus, the analogy remains: Standish will sell out the safety of the American people for its economic self-interest.

(For other details from the meeting, see the local paper and WaPo.)