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    Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    AP sources: Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON – Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.

    Administration officials as well as Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will make an official announcement at the White House.

    Officials from both the White House and Durbin's office confirmed that President Barack Obama had directed the government to acquire Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., a sleepy town near the Mississippi River about 150 miles from Chicago. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting Tuesday's announcement.
    Is it just me, or did anyone else get the impression that closing Gitmo did NOT equate to transferring prisoners held there to U.S. prisons, without charging them, without submitting them to a trial, and without a conviction.

    How, exactly, is this an improvement?

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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
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    Is it just me, or did anyone else get the impression that closing Gitmo did NOT equate to transferring prisoners held there to U.S. prisons, without charging them, without submitting them to a trial, and without a conviction.

    How, exactly, is this an improvement?
    well, the politicians said they'd close guantanamo, and that's what they're doing

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    "Get the impression", Catz? What impression did you get? He claimed he'd close Gitmo, he never was asked or pressured to give details. All anyone wanted to hear was that Gitmo was closing, no one ever asked Obama how, no one cared.

    He's now locked himself into the one year promise to close the prison, this is the best he can do as other nations refuse to take these men, even the nations of these detainees origin. We're the only fools on the block, the only ones insane enough to take these enemies of our nation and plant them right in the middle of the US 150 miles from Chicago. It's a savvy move by Obama being so close to his home town, he probably expects to shield some of the obvious criticism this decision deserves.

    However, let's not pretend anyone was expecting or getting some kind of impression, none was given, none was asked.
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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    AP sources: Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees - Yahoo! News



    Is it just me, or did anyone else get the impression that closing Gitmo did NOT equate to transferring prisoners held there to U.S. prisons, without charging them, without submitting them to a trial, and without a conviction.

    How, exactly, is this an improvement?
    I was wondering the same thing, as I laughed at the silly'ness of our CIC.
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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    We're the only fools on the block, the only ones insane enough to take these enemies of our nation and plant them right in the middle of the US 150 miles from Chicago.
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    They're our prisoners, so it's only natural that we house them in the US.

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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
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    They're our prisoners, so it's only natural that we house them in the US.
    Why not just keep them in Gitmo? What difference does it make?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    AP sources: Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees - Yahoo! News



    Is it just me, or did anyone else get the impression that closing Gitmo did NOT equate to transferring prisoners held there to U.S. prisons, without charging them, without submitting them to a trial, and without a conviction.

    How, exactly, is this an improvement?

    It's not any improvement, it is however a desperate move on the part of Obama, to live up to his utterly stupid rhetoric of placing a time line for closing Guantanamo. He is lacking all credibility when he makes this move, because just as soon as those detainees hit our shores, the lawyers will move for trials in civilian courts, and Obama has handed them their release on our shores.


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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    At least Obama solved the issue on where to house them what better place than his home state(or if you a birther loon then his adoptive home state). On the other hand that probably means they will be tried with a jury full of anti-war scum and others who sympathize with the Gitmo detainees and they'll be released. Libs should be cheering this decision.Libs could have a countdown or a betting poll on when all of them will be released. If they did the same thing with the Nazi war criminals then most likely they all would have never been convicted.
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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why not just keep them in Gitmo? What difference does it make?
    Because I don't believe in having US troops stationed on foreign soil. Gitmo should be shut down and turned over to the Cubans. Likewise all US bases worldwide should also be shutdown and the troops brought back home.

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    Re: Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why not just keep them in Gitmo? What difference does it make?
    It makes no practical, rational or logical difference.
    It makes a political difference.
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