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Dozens of terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to a little-used Illinois state prison that will be acquired and upgraded by the federal government, an Obama administration official said.

The critical step toward fulfilling President Obama's pledge to shut the Guantanamo detention center will be announced Tuesday, said the official, who reported that Obama has ordered the acquisition of the eight-year-old Thomson Correctional Center, about 150 miles northwest of Chicago. Read the full article

By Jodi Westrick  |  December 15, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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As the economy spirals out of control, for the sake of jobs a potential greater budget increase will be placed on the taxpayers by housing, extra security,... feeding inmates of war. It isn't enough to house citizens of this country now we have our added enemies to the load. I don't see how it will decrease the deficit by increasing more incoming taxes...a greater amount is going out than coming in. The only solution to improving this economy is cost reduction. The fat cats have got to get back from the comfort of greediness. There are to be no poor people unless we are all poor people.

Posted by: alwaysAlabama | December 15, 2009 2:24 PM

The only argument against this is that they might escape. Well, if there was any serious chance that could happen, don't you think they wouldn't have come up with this plan? Close Guantanamo and create jobs at the same time? I love it.

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