Wednesday, 16 December 2009


My God, that Obama disgusts me:
CHICAGO -- Dozens of terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to a little-used Illinois state prison that will be acquired and upgraded by the federal government, an Obama administration official said.

Obama made the move despite the objections of Illinois Republicans, who fear the transfer of prisoners -- some for indefinite detention, some for trial -- could make the state a target for terrorists. Rep. Mark Kirk has called the move "an unnecessary risk."

... Preliminary administration calculations suggest that the 1,600-bed state prison, currently housing about 200 minimum security inmates, could be upgraded for Guantanamo detainees and other federal prisoners in roughly six months. One official described the intended security level as "beyond supermax."

This is nothing less than a deliberate slap in the face to America's current supermax prisoners. For the love of God, how many people does a white guy have to murder before Republicans will start pissing themselves at the merest mention of his name?

1 comment:

Gooder said...

I confess I don't follow what you are outrage here exactly.

But anyway lets all congratualte Obama for couragously closing the 'Bay and moving all the prisoners to elsewhere in the american prison system where they will be much less visible and we can all feel better about the fact these men are being imprisoned indefinitly without trial.

What a guy.