Where to put Guantanamo prisoners? Th...

Where to put Guantanamo prisoners? They're welcome in Colorado

There are 70 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 3, 2009, titled Where to put Guantanamo prisoners? They're welcome in Colorado. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Reporting from Florence, Colo. - Like many folks in this tranquil town, Patty Liberty has no problem living just down the road from some of the world's most notorious terrorists.

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Sanford

United States

#1 Jun 3, 2009
The heck with Colorado. Put them just outside Nancy Pelosi's, Barbara Boxer's and Diane Feinstein's hometown of liberal extremism San Francisco by selling San Quentin to the federal government. California wants to close it anyway. The terrorists (oh, can't use that word) will freeze their pattooties off by San Francisco Bay and the San Franciscans, who are experienced at frozen patooties, will call it torture and give each prisoner his own solar-powered heater.
The SF liberals can open their homes to the terrorists (oh, there's that nasty word again) on the weekends, have them babysit their kids, and invite them to the Bay to Breakers run and hot dogs at Haight-Asbury. Hurry Arnold, make your pitch.
Not On My Watch

United States

#2 Jun 3, 2009
Are these people crazy?! Realtor Marilyn Snellstrom is correct. I heard on Sean that one of these Guantanamo prisoners has strange mind powers over magnetism. He'll grab the bars with the power of his mind, throw them aside, and run free across this great land.
doityourself weather com

East Hampton, CT

#3 Jun 3, 2009
Yale!
They can commune with that Taliban Information Minister who is/was there on scholarship.
DaveK

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 3, 2009
Simple Googling brings up this interesting info from the Dept. of Homeland Security:
Release Date: February 4, 2008
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: xxx-282-xxxx
"President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) represents $50.5 billion in funding, which is an increase of 6.8 percent over the 2008 fiscal year level – excluding funds provided in emergency supplemental funding. The request targets five areas that are essential to preserving freedom and privacy, meeting future challenges, and fulfilling our mission of securing America."
DoHS (how apt! Homer works there too?) gets over $50 BILLION; and everyone is wetting their undies over moving 240 prisoners to the US? We spend over $50 BILLION to be "secure",-- not to mention the trillion-dollar-plus military we have -- yet this isn't enough to protect us from 240 bad guys in chains?
I am not sure if this is gargantuan stupidity; or severe clinical paranoia.
I wish we could use some of that security money to protect us from the 535 terrorists sitting in Washington who have abandoned their Constitutionally mandated duties like: responsible fiscal oversight and management; the power to declare war; and protecting us from all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC.
In the 50s it was the commies. Now it's the terruh-ists. Please folks -- evolve a backbone and some brains; QUICK!
idontknowanymore

Lake In The Hills, IL

#5 Jun 4, 2009
don't say where they go. just slip the head master of the gang in charge a few thousand and the problem will go away....
Reality

Glen Ellyn, IL

#6 Jun 4, 2009
"Jenkins said of Obama, "He's not my president." "

Some people just never grow up when they don't get their way.

The election is over Jenkins, grow up!
JSIII

Homer Glen, IL

#7 Jun 4, 2009
We cannot stand the risk of having these people in our prisons. You open up the prisons themselves to attack from all sorts of Muslim extremists, you open up the population to radicalization and you open up the prisoners themselves to white supremest gang attacks. The whole idea stinks, open a new camp somewhere like...Afganastan for them.
Freedom Lover

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 4, 2009
Reality wrote:
"Jenkins said of Obama, "He's not my president." "
Some people just never grow up when they don't get their way.
The election is over Jenkins, grow up!
He is the President of all America. Lets close Gitmo and send the alleged terrorist to a Super-max prison either in Co or Il. I am not in fear like the government wants us to be.
Tommy Brahama

Morton Grove, IL

#9 Jun 4, 2009
JSIII wrote:
We cannot stand the risk of having these people in our prisons. You open up the prisons themselves to attack from all sorts of Muslim extremists, you open up the population to radicalization and you open up the prisoners themselves to white supremest gang attacks. The whole idea stinks, open a new camp somewhere like...Afganastan for them.
What? "white supremest gang attacks" Even though this would be highly unlikely, who would really care if it DID happen? Quit trying to pamper these terrorists! Do you even remember 911 and what happened that day?
Pete

Avon, CT

#10 Jun 4, 2009
I am sorry, but when did we start asking gas station attendants for their opinions on fighting terror cells? Is this journalist joking? It has nothing to do with escaping. Its about networking and brainwashing non terrorist- criminals who are eventually released. Let's leave it to the people we have trained and who have been protecting us and dismantling terror plots. Wow, what a joke of an article.
Chris Dodd

Bolton, CT

#11 Jun 4, 2009
Jackie and I can house these fine lads in our Irish cottage!
M Kelly

Downers Grove, IL

#12 Jun 4, 2009
I'm not afraid. Bring 'em here.
annjilly

Chicago, IL

#13 Jun 4, 2009
Reality wrote:
"Jenkins said of Obama, "He's not my president." "
Some people just never grow up when they don't get their way.
The election is over Jenkins, grow up!
He may be the President, but in reality he is not the President of my beliefs. There are two ways to look at this. Leave Guatanamo where its at Bush made a great decision.
cityboy1961

Berwyn, IL

#14 Jun 4, 2009
Used to be a place called "Devil's Island". Why can't we have our own version of that for terrorists? And if some of them just happened to get "lost" enroute...well no big deal.
Not On My Watch

United States

#15 Jun 4, 2009
JSIII wrote:
you open up the population to radicalization....
Except that, "The top-security inmates at supermax are only allowed out of their cells for one hour of physical activity daily. They are completely isolated from other inmates."
Not On My Watch

United States

#16 Jun 4, 2009
Pete wrote:
Is this journalist joking? It has nothing to do with escaping. Its about networking and brainwashing non terrorist- criminals who are eventually released.
Completely isolated from the other prisoners, so how does this work? They will brainwash the guards and then convince these guards to pass brainwashing notes to other prisoners?

“Play nice together.”

Since: Jan 09

Naperville, IL

#17 Jun 4, 2009
I really don’t see the problem. House them in public housing in Hyde Park and Kenwood and put the street gangs in charge of security. With the rate they are killing people the number should be under 100 by 2013 when Obama will be out of a job. He can come back home and go back to his roots as a community organizer and organize the remaining detainees into whatever community organizers organize things into.
Inomine

Williston, ND

#18 Jun 4, 2009
If we can -safely?- house known terrorists inside our own borders, then why is there such a thing as the death penalty?
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jun 4, 2009
There is a reason the republicans think the prisoners will run free. They are afraid they will be given a fair trial and no evidence will be presented against them. How can you convict a school child who was apprehended from his classroom? You can't really use the confession obtained after years of torture. There is no evidence so none can be presented.

The problem is that these innocent people have been tortured so long, that is natural to expect they will want revenge. Since they didn't do anything wrong, how can they be held? If we let them go, what will happen. They must be pretty upset with the US.
eddie

Chicago, IL

#20 Jun 4, 2009
annjilly wrote:
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He may be the President, but in reality he is not the President of my beliefs. There are two ways to look at this. Leave Guatanamo where its at Bush made a great decision.
You mean to close Guanatamo? Because BUSH wanted to close it too--that's why he released, what was it, 500 of the detainees from there?

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