January 23, 2009

DON'T WE PRETTY MUCH HAVE TO ASSUME...:

If Not Gitmo, Then Where Should Detainees Be Held? (Sophia Yan, Jan. 23, 2009, TIME)

Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, a Democrat, is ready to see the captives moved to his state, saying they would be "no more dangerous in my district than in Guantánamo." His constituents are far from convinced. Some see an economic benefit, because building a maximum-security prison would provide jobs. But others don't want terrorism suspects in their backyard. Diane Gramley, president of the 12,000-member American Family Association of Pennsylvania, has described Murtha's idea as "ludicrous."

And Murtha is rare among legislators on Capitol Hill in his willingness to have the suspects incarcerated in his district. Most are vociferously opposed to the idea.


...that Mr. Murtha has simply already taken money from the companies that want to build and run the prisons?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2009 10:26 PM
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