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Oops ... Obama plans Gitmo in the mainland

It is beginning to look a lot like ....

Gates Hints That Detainees May Be Held on U.S. Soil

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates suggested on Thursday that as many as 100 detainees at the prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba would end up housed without trial on American soil, a scenario he acknowledged would create widespread if not unanimous opposition in Congress.


The estimate from Mr. Gates was the most specific yet from the Obama administration about how many of the 241 prisoners now at Guantanamo could not be safely released, sent to other countries or appropriately tried in American courts. In January President Obama ordered the prison closed by the end of year, but his administration is still working on what to do with the detainees.

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a scenario he acknowledged would create widespread if not unanimous opposition in Congress.
And this is why we have checks and balances.

There are a whole lot of unknowns, still in planning in that part you DIDN'T copy and paste.

I liked this part:

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, said in a statement on Thursday. “The administration needs to tell the American people how it will keep the terrorists at Guantanamo out of our neighborhoods and off of the battlefield.”
. They could always put them 20 miles South of me where they keep all the Sarin, VX and Mustard Gas that keeps leaking. We have enough black helicopters zipping around here on a daily basis, from either LBAD or the 101 that dropping in a prison wouldn't phase anyone. And the Madison County Sheriff's office would more than happily pick up the contract to man the guard towers. They could use the extra work.


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