The week that was in Washington

Today is Friday the 13th, but after the sort of events we’ve seen here in town and around the country, one would think the entire week was cursed with oddities and questionable decisions … at least for politics.

Perhaps the oddest move of the week rests again at the doorstep of the White House. This time, the Justice Department’s decision to allow family members to visit detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

I can’t figure this one out, folks. Less than 10 days after destroying the world’s top terrorist, we give the guy a proper Muslim burial (because the radical Islamists will appreciate our gesture … not), and now we want to allow other would-be terrorists to spend time with family members?

What kind of message does that send? Who is it meant to please? What’s next — conjugal visits with some of the virgins promised these murderers before the afterlife? I don’t get it.

It’s almost as if the Obama administration can’t let a good deed go without having to follow up behind it with some bone-headed move meant to appease not Americans, but some other constituency that gave this president his Nobel Peace Prize. I’m not sure who’s whispering into the president’s ear, but I can’t believe they’re thinking these moves thorough in an election year.

If this week is an indication of what’s to come, you better strap yourselves in for a long and wild ride, folks.

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