Democrats Plan Neighborhood Gitmo Project

Democrats want to move the Gitmo detainees closer to home…

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Democrats want Gitmo detainees set free or held in camps on the East Coast.
The Politico reports:

Key House Democrats plan to insist the Pentagon shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and are contemplating the relocation of many of the 385 or so remaining terrorist suspects to military brigs along the East Coast — including Quantico, Va., and Charleston, S.C.

“It sets us back in the war on terrorism to be maintaining Guantanamo,” said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who’s heading an investigation of the facility for the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

“It will enhance our reputation to close it down and to apply our system of justice to all of these detainees,” he added.

After two trips to Guantanamo, Moran told The Politico that he’s recommending Congress cut funding to the detention center at the end of summer 2008. The men held there should then be released, tried or moved to the United States, he said.

The House Chief Deputy Whip, Eric Cantor, had this to say about the Gitmo neighborhood project:


This shocking lack of judgment demonstrates that liberal Democrats do not understand that these terrorists want to kill Americans and destroy our way of life. These dangerous, terrible people should not be allowed into our country.

Maybe Republicans could at least get Senator Durbin’s office to do the processing of the “gulag” detainees on the way to their new mainland home.

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