Skip to comments.NO TO "THE ROCK," SAYS PELOSI
Posted on 01/25/2009 3:44:25 PM PST by andrew roman
The entire problem could be taken care of if Representative John Murtha from Pennsylvania simply switched districts with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - that way, Murtha's offer to bring the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay to his district could mean the re-opening of Alcatraz (currently located in Pelosi's district). Pelosi, however, is not exactly warm to the idea of bringing terrorists to her district, no matter who represents it - not necessarily because they are cold-blooded murdering pond scum, or because they might have to be wrongly afforded the rights of Americans - but because it is a tourist attraction ... and a park, sort of.
That this "odd suggestion" is even a matter of discussion at all can be credited - at least in part - to House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, who appeared on Meet The Press Sunday. Boehner was echoing earlier suggestions that "The Rock" be used an alternative prison for the Gitmo detainees now that President Obama has signed an Executive Order closing the facility in Cuba.
From Fox News:
Republican Rep. Bill Young ... suggested to White House counsel Greg Craig that the prisoners who could not be released back to their home countries or sent to a third country be put up in "the Rock," the famous military installation and prison that closed down in 1963 and is now part of the National Park Service.
Asked whether that was a serious proposal, (Nancy) Pelosi said, "It is -- no."
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No terroists for Nancy’s state? Is she has she chose “fear” over “hope?
Gee, Nancy, I was told by Murtha that these guys are mostly harmless. Do you doubt Murtha?
Just like Blago said on Friday that he’s been ‘mostly’ a good governor—you fill in the blanks!! LOL.
Nancy and others are now discovering that decisions have consequences.
Yeah sure Murtha, bring the most hardened and dangerous criminals on the planet 45 minutes from Penn State main, that makes sense. So Pelosi feels sorry for the criminals being tortured for national security, but she doesn’t want them off the coast of gay central, what a worthless POS! Someone needs to give her some bran.
Don’t the Indians lay claim to “The Rock”? This is not the time for the “red man to get ahead, man” as described in The One’s inaugural benediction.
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