Tuesday, December 15, 2009

From Gitmo To Illinois

You'd think that Obama would have at least chosen a prison in Chicago - they're used to dealing with tough characters there:

"The Obama administration will announce today that it has picked the Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois to house some detainees now held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an administration official said. President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to proceed with the acquisition of the prison 150 miles west of Chicago to house federal inmates and a limited number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, the official said.

Top Democratic politicians in Illinois have backed the plan because it could add more than 2,000 jobs to the area. Republicans have opposed it because they say it presents too many security threats."

Oh, it's a jobs plan.   Why didn't we think of that before?  Of course, 9/11 created lots of jobs too - for funeral homes, rescue workers, and construction workers.

This is one wacky - and one completely unnecessary - move by Obama.  It will come back to hurt him politically.  One more Epic Fail.

More here.

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