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Jack Murtha Volunteers his District to House Gitmo Detainees

I wonder how his constituents feel about this:

Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., says he'd be willing to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his congressional district if President Obama makes good on a plan to close the U.S. prison there.

As one of his first acts in office, the president circulated a draft Wednesday that would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year.

Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he'd have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison.

"Sure, I'd take 'em," said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. "They're no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo."

Murtha added that there was "no reason not to put 'em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners."

They're no more dangerous? I bet they would be knowing that they've got fresh American infidels right outside their prison walls waiting to be slaughtered in the name Allah. At Gitmo, should anyone escape, which I realize is almost impossible because of the security, but should anyone escape, they're surrounded by an ocean. Where are they going to go? But if they're housed in rural southwestern Pennsylvania and they manage to escape, they've got a lot of area to hide in as they make their way to the turnpike.

Murtha's district is already an economic black hole. I can't imagine the people who are left would want to stay and no one new would want to move into it. Whatever low property value his district currently has will certainly drop even further. Also, keep this in mind: since his district only has a minimum security prison, a maximum security prison would need to be built, so he's looking for pork. It looks like Murtha is putting money before safety.

The people in Murtha's district will be happy to know that Representative Lamar Smith a Republican from Texas is looking out for them and has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to release a known terrorist inside the United States.

Update: Sister Toldjah doesn't have any sympathy for the folks who may be living in Terrorism Central:


Under normal circumstances, I'd feel sorry for his constituency, but considering they reelected him by a roughly 20% margin over Bill Russell, even after the repeated Marine slander, and after calling the people who lived in his district racists and rednecks, the only thing I have to those who voted for him is: You asked for it.


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Comments (21)

It would be interesting to ... (Below threshold)
Cliff:

It would be interesting to know what his constituents think of Jack Murtha Volunteering his District to House Gitmo Detainees!

Quick to embrace and provid... (Below threshold)
John:

Quick to embrace and provide for terrorists...quicker even to condemn Marines as murderers before any evidence or hearings occur...

I don't care what his const... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I don't care what his constituents think. They voted for the son of a bitch after he called them racists and rednecks. After he betrayed the Marine Corps. After Biden and Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry.

they're surrounded by a... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

they're surrounded by an ocean. Where are they going to go?

To Miami, like all the other Cuban refugees.

Of course he would take the... (Below threshold)
paul walker:

Of course he would take them. He merely represents that district. He does not actually live there except for when an election is near

Would "handle them the way ... (Below threshold)

Would "handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners."

This is the problem with democrats. They think that they can deal with terrorists just like they'd deal with anyone else. That's stupid; you can't. Even the Dalai Lama knows that.

http://www.rightklik.net/

Murtha added that ... (Below threshold)
Murtha added that there was "no reason not to put 'em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners."

Well apparently Captain Jack has never studied (or pondered) the radicalization process in our prison systems, aided by Saudi organizations supplying Wahhabi imams and Wahhabi translations of the Qur'an.

That's stupid; you can't. E... (Below threshold)

That's stupid; you can't. Even the Dalai Lama knows that.

When I <a href="http://wizb... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

When I opined that a new domestic terrorist housing complex would be an orphan I somehow forgot about pork-barrel Jack.

It's like he could walk up to his constituents and urinate on them and they would still vote the jackass back into office.

"even after the repeated Ma... (Below threshold)
syn:

"even after the repeated Marine slander, and after calling the people who lived in his district racists and rednecks, the only thing I have to those who voted for him is: You asked for it."

Amen sister.

Here's the secret:... (Below threshold)

Here's the secret:

"Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he'd have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison."

Woo-Hoo! Col. Porky McAbscam strikes again.

A new maximum security Federal prison for his district has to be worth - what - at least a couple billion $$$ in earmarks, right?

It'd cost a pretty fair sum... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

It'd cost a pretty fair sum, Michael - a while back I recall a maintenance figure of $35-40k/year per person for a medium-security prison, so figure double that for a max-security prison.

The facility cost - I'm thinking about $3-5 mil per person. For 250 - yeah, it'll be close to a billion (actually, likely well over since there's time issues to take into account, so there'd be a premium to get it finished fast) - I can see why Murtha would want it!

Wouldn't it be more economical to keep Gitmo open, than build a new max-security facility for them?

Maybe we could build a hold... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Maybe we could build a holding facility in one of the coal mines that Obama bankrupts.

Nah, wouldn't be fair to th... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Nah, wouldn't be fair to the coal...

...if we just TALK to the t... (Below threshold)
wet willie:

...if we just TALK to the terrorists, I just KNOW we can all get along...

Mr. Murtha will support an... (Below threshold)
Magic:

Mr. Murtha will support anyone that pays enough or he thinks he can use to steal from the government. He never meet a criminal or terrorist that he couldn't exploit. His corrupt attitude is renowned; he probably got the first installment from the Saudi's and can work more payments from them and pork from the government.
The people that reelected his sorry butt are mostly on the government (his) corrupt payroll and the mentally defective.
The rest of us could develop a terrorist (asshole) hunting season that would deal with the terrors and keep Mr. Murtha out of the state.

Oh man, he's going to royal... (Below threshold)
Steve Skubinna:

Oh man, he's going to royally piss of Kleagle Byrd, trying to establish a federal facility somewhere other than West Virginia. And for once, there's a facility that I'd be happy to see there with Byrd's name over the front door.

I live in his district. I w... (Below threshold)
sherry:

I live in his district. I was shocked to see people put his ass back in. I would NOT vote for him. Never had never will. After all the insults, I didn't think there was anyway anyone would vote for him. Now, these idiots that voted him in....Maybe we can call our district Gitmonia?

I think JFO, Hyper, Brucy, ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I think JFO, Hyper, Brucy, Hansel2, Just Ice should host at least a couple of terrorists. House arrest and stuff like that. After all, they are innocent until proven guilty. ww

I am in JackOff's district.... (Below threshold)
Justin:

I am in JackOff's district. I waited in line to vote against Murtha more than i did to vote in the presidential election. Murtha has done nothing for our district and is a waste.

Ugh. I grew up in PA-12. ... (Below threshold)
libertarianjim:

Ugh. I grew up in PA-12. I'm gone, but my family still lives there. I couldn't believe they reelected him, especially by the margin they did.

Thankfully the post-2000 redistricting put about half of my old stomping grounds into PA-9. The Shuster dynasty my be dimwitted, but at least they don't go full retard with the things they say.




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