Now that we have the pirate in custody, there has been a lot of talk about what to do with him here at the White House. Some of Big Guy's advisers in the intelligence community were pushing for the bucaneer to be sent to Guantanamo. Others in the national security community were pushing for one of the secret prisons we used after 9/11, and which the New York Times conveniently leaked the locations of.
Big Guy nixed both options. First, he's shut down the not-so-secret prisons. Second, he won't send another Muslim to Guantanamo, not after the video to the Muslims, the speech in Turkey to the Muslims, the bowing and the kissing of the Muslim sheik, and so on. Big O just doesn't think it would look good.
Besides, the pirate is singing like a bird on the navy frigate we have him on. We know locations, strength levels of the pirates, and types of weapsons. What's become clear is that these guys aren't even close to being the threat to anyone al Qaeda is, and we could take them out in a day or two and no one would notice.
But Toes thinks we should keep them around for a while, because as he notes, al Qaeda is George Bush's terrorist group, with these sea-faring numbskulls, "Barry and the Pirates" could be a whole new adventure to capture America' s imagination. And we need counter-programming to "24."