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Feinstein: How Bout' Bringing GITMO Detainees to the United States?

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 8:12 AM
(London Daily Mail) Prisoners at Guantanemo Bay prison are being treated to cable television, a new sports center, painting ‘life enrichment’ classes, and extensive library with a wide selection of DVDs, newspapers, and best-selling books like Harry Potter in a number of languages. Rather than closing the controversial detention center for terrorist, as Obama said he would on his first day in office, he approved millions of dollars in improvements to the facility. All told, the prison costs $140million per year to operate, paid through U.S. taxes. And considering that there are only 169 men being held at ‘Gitmo’, they each run up a bill of about $800,000 per year.
wellread Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 8:18 AM
And yet, we don't have the ability to detain them anywhere else. You seem to disagree with your fellow TH-ers on this one.

It's happening again. One of the Senate's leading Democrats, Senator Diane Feinstein, has been pushing to bring GITMO detainees into the United States and has hired the Government Accountability Office to look into how it can happen. This is a proposal that failed during the first Obama term due to public outrage and a logistical nightmare, yet it's coming up again as an option.

The Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee commissioned a federal report to identify prison facilities in the U.S. that are suitable for housing Guantanamo detainees, concluding the option is viable -- despite...