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Whining about Gitmo detainees is embarrassing

"Kansans of yesteryear didn't whine when the feds shipped Nazi prisoners of war their way in the 1940s," wrote Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks. "Trainloads of German soldiers and sailors came. Many were the products of Hitler youth camps and a philosophy as scary as anything hatched in a militant madrassa. That's why it's embarrassing to watch the state's political leaders of today stamping their little feet on rumors that the Gitmo detainees might end up in Leavenworth."