Skip to comments.Wolf: No Gitmo detainees for Virginia
Posted on 05/12/2009 10:33:07 AM PDT by freespirited
Rep. Frank R. Wolf on Monday reiterated his opposition to jailing and prosecuting Guantanamo Bay detainees in Alexandria, after a fellow Northern Virginia congressman said over the weekend he was open to the idea.
"To bring someone to Alexandria, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - who killed Daniel Pearl and was a mastermind of 9/11 - would be a mistake," Mr. Wolf, a Republican, told editors and reporters at The Washington Times.
President Obama plans to close the terrorism-suspect detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay by January. Officials have said the fates of its roughly 240 detainees will vary: Some may be released, while others will stand trial, possibly in Alexandria's federal courthouse.
Mr. Wolf's stance aligns him with other House Republicans from Virginia, but places him at odds with Rep. James Moran, a Democrat who argued Saturday in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post that Alexandrians should accept the challenge if the detainees are tried in the city. ...
Mr. Wolf has co-sponsored legislation that would bar use of federal funding to transfer the detainees to Virginia. The congressman has pressed Attorney General Eric Holder for details on the possible length of detainee trials, as well as other issues related to the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
He also has written to Mr. Obama about the possible release of Chinese Uighur detainees held at Guantanamo into the United States.
Mr. Wolf said Mr. Holder had not answered his letter.
The attorney general last week told a Senate subcommittee that decisions were still being made regarding whether detainees will be brought to the United States.
"At this time, the department has no announcements to make about disposition of the Uighurs or other detainees at Guantanamo Bay," Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said Monday.
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This issue could really hurt the dems in VA.
Moron is more appropriate for this guy.
“”To bring someone to Alexandria, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - who killed Daniel Pearl and was a mastermind of 9/11 - would be a mistake,” Mr. Wolf, a Republican, told editors and reporters at The Washington Times.”
Drop him off on a corner in Oceanside...
I'd prefer they stay at GitMo and as they pass on, fed to the sharks.
Put the Gitmo detainees in Barney Frank’s basement.
Glad to see Moran getting shot down on this, hope he ticked off a lot of Dems.
As I like to point out, liberals are always obsessed with the “plight” of criminals and shockingly disinterested in their past and future victims.
My congressman also thinks we should take these people and let them live in our district here in Virginia. And he thinks that talking about where the prisoners are going is a “distraction” from the REAL issue..
The REAL issue, he says, is what we did to the prisoners years ago, not what we are going to do with them now.
Yep, I have a crazy democrat congressman now who supports closing Gitmo and bringing the terrorists into my back yard.
But I guess I’m supposed to be happy because we got rid of the “RINO” republican congressman I used to have who voted hte right way on about 80% of the things I cared about.
If it’s good enough for Guantanamo, it’s good enough for Wasginton D.C.
Wolf: No Gitmo detainees for Virginia
Release the Gitmo detainees right on Duke Street in the middle of Old Town Alexandria....
Who is this? The RAT who used to be head of the Fairfax County council?
Yep, Connally is now my congressman.
It's bad enough that we've got VX nerve gas (and sarin) being incinerated in the area we're potentially going to have terrorists in the area.