In a joint statement prepared by the Constitution Project, David Keene, founder of American Conservative Union, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and former representative and presidential candidate Bob Barr say moving suspected terrorists to the Thomson, Illinois prison facility, "makes good sense." Taxpayers, they note, have already invested $145 million in the facility, which has been "little used." And the surrounding community, they add, could benefit from increased employment once the prison becomes filled.
"The scaremongering about these issues should stop," they add, noting that there is "absolutely no reason to fear that prisoners will escape or be released into their communities."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:48 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
I agree. I see nothing wrong with it. There is already terrorists in federal prison systems, so why would this be any different?
Answer by SRiveroC at 12:56 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by armywife2009101 at 1:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
I see nothing wrong with gitmo to begin with but whatever
The marine that built Gitmo wants it closed. Powell said I wouldn't close Gitmo tomorrow. I'd close it this afternoon......It is a recruiting tool for terrorists even the former top military official in charge under Bush wants it closed
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:14 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 1:19 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
So its a requiting tool for terrorists. Now a fed prison in Illinois will be a rwecruiting tool for terrorists.. What is the difference??
The reason for the recruiting is the abuse that went on there.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
YEAH!!! Bring 'em all here so we can eliminate them once and for all! If BO won't do it, we'll do it for him.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2009