House Republicans have come out with a video to support their initiative (new website here) to oppose bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the continental U.S.--one that blends footage of the 9/11 attacks with Carl Orff/action-movie-style choral music and night-vision footage of military raids for a high-impact, high-production-value redux of high-profile terrorism suspect captures:



Over the top? You decide. At the end, the video raises a policy question: "How does closing Guantanamo Bay make us safer?"

President Obama offered his answer to this during the 2008 campaign--namely, that Guantanamo has proven to be an advertising/recruiting tool for terrorists abroad. The GOP's counter point seems to be that these suspects are dangerous people, our military and intelligence officials have worked hard to capture them, and Guantanamo is an important tool in the fight against them...and we don't want them near the continental U.S.

At least that's what I gleaned from the explosions and choral music, which made for quite a viewing experience at 9:30 in the morning.

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