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Terrorists May Challenge Move to Thomson

Ed Morrissey 8 January 2010 One Comment

Will a court challenge from terrorists not wanting to move to Thomson, Illinois, put a monkey wrench in Illinois Economic Development Plans?  Could the 280 new jobs in tourism resulting from the terror prison be a bit of a stretch? Has there been some objection from family members to the style of antique shops and craft emporiums in Galena?

From Hot Air

What’s worse — living in a secure facility in the tropics where some reasonable social interaction exists, or living in a Supermax facility in icy weather under almost-constant constant lockdown?  Mark Hemingway notices a key tidbit in a report on Gitmo from Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff that suggests the Gitmo detainees may sue to stay right where they’re at:

But the final irony is that many of the detainees may not even want to be transferred to Thomson and could conceivably even raise their own legal roadblocks to allow them to stay at Gitmo.

Falkoff notes that many of his clients, while they clearly want to go home, are at least being held under Geneva Convention conditions in Guantánamo. At Thomson, he notes, the plans call for them to be thrown into the equivalent of a “supermax” security prison under near-lockdown conditions.

“As far as our clients are concerned, it’s probably preferable for them to remain at Guantánamo,” he says.

Um, aren’t conditions at Gitmo supposed to be a national embarrassment?  Aren’t they so bad that it serves as a recruiting tool for al-Qaeda, which apparently really rankles our Chief Executive?  Think maybe that’s overblown just a tad?

HT Backyard Conservative

One Comment »

  • Mike F said:

    That’s hilarious. Would the detainees have the legal process of where they will stay before they are patriated?

    If I were an (alledged) man-made-disaster-maker, I would far prefer to live in the Carribean rather than the frozen midwest.

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