Bringing Terrorists To American Shores. Another Bright Democrat Plan.

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The Democrats and Republicans have long viewed differently the issue of how we deal with terrorists. Democrats have advocated filling up our legal system with terrorists and trying them in a court of law. Republicans, on the other hand, have treated them as enemies who must be dealt with by the military, either killed on the battlefield or tried by military tribunals. Those views are about to collide on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Democrats want to bring the terrorists to the United States, house them in our prisons, and try them in our courts. I submit to you that no good will come of this.

From today's Politico:

Key House Democrats plan to insist the Pentagon shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and are contemplating the relocation of many of the 385 or so remaining terrorist suspects to military brigs along the East Coast -- including Quantico, Va., and Charleston, S.C.

"It sets us back in the war on terrorism to be maintaining Guantanamo," said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who's heading an investigation of the facility for the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

"It will enhance our reputation to close it down and to apply our system of justice to all of these detainees," he added.

[Emphasis added.] Reflect on that for just one minute. The United States has already released a third or more of the prisoners at Gitmo and we've seen some of them return to fighting us. But because the Democrats want to "enhance our reputation," they will not only bring the prisoners here from Gitmo, but also put them into our civilian court system and perhaps release them.

Between the TSA collective bargaining issue, the refusal of Harry Reid to allow amendments to the 9/11 Commission bill that would actually make us safer, and this, I realy do think the Congressional Democrats view terrorists with more sympathy than they should.


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He might want to warn US prison guards.

"No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong." - Winston Churchill

Wow by Walt

So Congressman Moran, who represents the suburbs of Northern Virginia in Congress, is pushing a plan that could bring terrorists to -- the Northern Virginia suburbs.

Words fail me.

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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."-- Matt. 11:28 (NIV)

I would not have a problem with them on the East coast. There is plenty of room here.

"Damnant quod non intellegunt."

Dems would like the Gitmo detainees on fully American soil ... that's what it's all about: in America proper, they suddenly receive all the rights and priviledges of Jeffrey Dahmer, Rodney King, and every Congressman (well, not that many priviledges, but more "rights" than any American serviceman).

I say, ship them back to whence they came ... where they will enjoy all the rights and priviledges they grew up with, with which they went to war on America.

Mayhap their home countries will praise their accomplishments and send them off to kill more Americans; mayhap they'll be tried in less kind circumstances than a military tribunal: beaten and beheaded.

If the back door of their C-130 transport just happens to fall open during the trip over the Atlantic ... oops, accidents happen.

I'm sorry if this all seems somewhat unfair, but I believe in equal justice under the law ... if our justice isn't suitable, let the Gitmo detainees experience their own: the one that gave Daniel Pearl and a handful of contractors in Fallujah such lengthy and fair trials, and such painless sentences.

I started to write a snarkratic post about the wonderful idea, but my fingers seized up in rebellion.

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Near the Capitol, major population centers, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, LNG storage facilities, petroleum depots and other suitable places.
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I think we should put them all here. Plenty of room, good locale, and I'm sure neither the neighbors nor the current tennent will mind.

Of course, that puts them within a 90-minute or drive of my place - meaning Mrs. docj might actually let me get that new gun I've been asking for. A win-win!!

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So libs, how's that Congressional Resolution to end The War™ coming along?

duly enacted law does Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) fail to understand?

SEC. 7. HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 2241 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking both the subsection (e) added by section S. 3930—37 1005(e)(1) of Public Law 109–148 (119 Stat. 2742) and the subsection (e) added by added by section 1405(e)(1) of Public Law 109–163 (119 Stat. 3477) and inserting the following new subsection(e):

‘‘(e)(1) No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the United States who has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.

‘‘(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 1005(e) of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (10 U.S.C. 801 note), no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider any other action against the United States or its agents relating to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of confinement of an alien who is or was detained by the United States and has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.’’.

(b)EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply to all cases, without exception, pending on or after the date of the enactment of this Act which relate to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of detention of an alien detained by the United States since September 11, 2001.

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“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” – Ronald Reagan

 
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