Thursday, January 22, 2009

And Now a NIMBY Moment

Murtha Praises Gitmo Closing, OK With Moving Prisoners To Pa.

"We can abide by a rule that says we don't torture, but we can still obtain the intelligence we need," Obama said.

In a Thursday press release, Murtha said, "I applaud his judgment and I wholeheartedly support this decision."

Earlier, the Pennsylvania congressman said he would have no qualms about transferring Guantanamo detainees to a holding facility in his district.

One possible location for the prisoners could be the federal maximum security prison at Lewisburg, Pa. Another possibility is the Federal Correctional Institute in Loretto, Pa.

Murtha said so in an interview with Fox News. He is a Democrat who heads the House subcommittee that funds the military.

The funny thing about this article was the unscientific poll that was conducted.

Rep. John Murtha said he would have no qualms about transferring Guantanamo detainees to a prison in his Pa. district. Do you agree with him?
Choice Votes Percentage of 749 Votes
Yes 94 13%
No 632 84%
Don't feel strongly either way 23 3%

I quite frankly don't feel sorry for the people there. They voted him back in and Murtha keeps making news on earmarks.

Pa. defense firm raided by FBI

Here is a prediction. Obama closes Gitmo and has to find a place to put the prisoners. My bet is there will be very few places that they will be able to find without a NIMBY protest.

An island perhaps off of San Francisco would be appropriate. Let that thought settle in on the liberals in San Francisco.

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