According to The Hill, the D.C. newspaper, Bob Barr and two conservative opinion-leaders say Republicans should stop raising such a ruckus over the transfer of terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to a prison in Illinois:
In a letter circulated by the Constitution Project, 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former Rep. Bob Barr, American Conservative Union founder David Kean and Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist say that civilian prisons and courts are safe and appropriate places to handle suspected terrorists.
They specifically addressed Republican charges that the bringing Gitmo detainees onto the U.S. mainland could elevate the risk of an attack.
“The scaremongering about these issues should stop,” they wrote. “It makes sense for the community which will benefit from the related employment and has absolutely no reason to fear that prisoners will escape or be released into their communities.”
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