Special thanks to the Washington Times for their insight and help early on with the correct info on this ...
- See inset story for more (below) on GITMO and Thomson. Thomson auction still set for this month. Hmm.
UPDATE AND RELATED: RASMUSSEN
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% of Likely U.S. Voters are now at least somewhat concerned that dangerous terrorists will be set free if the prison camp is closed and some prisoners are transferred to other countries. That includes 57% who are Very Concerned.
Only 14% of voters are not very or not at all concerned about this possibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The level of concern is up from the 75% who felt that way in August 2009.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress not to pass pending legislation that would ban the transfer of terrorism suspects from the Guantanamo prison to the United States for any reason. The Obama administration plans to try some of those suspects in U.S. courts. But a plurality (46%) of voters favor a ban on transferring the suspected terrorists to this country, and 63% say they should be tried before military tribunals rather than in civilian courts. IT WAS BANNED Friday Dec. 17.
- Here's a theory I heard. Auction it off and lease it back to the state of Illinois. In other words, already a done deal, no matter what Congress has to say. Somehow, it will come back to haunt Illinois residents - - and former workers.