Why No GOP Outrage Over Failed Plane Bomber’s Detention in Michigan?

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Monday, December 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

So Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged would-be bomber of Northwest Airlines Flight 253, is being detained and questioned in a federal prison in Michigan. He’s expected to appear in court today, after federal authorities indicted him yesterday. If convicted, he’ll be imprisoned in a federal prison. A federal civilian prison. Just like the one that Republican politicians said would leave American communities vulnerable if Guantanamo detainees were sent there.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), for instance, started telling residents of Standish, Mich., things that “really scared the heck” out of them after the Obama administration considered moving Guantanamo detainees to the federal prison there. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) boasted about shutting down the Senate over an administration plan to move the detainees to the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kans. Both the Standish and the Leavenworth plans were dropped. But now here’s a real live aspiring terrorist — indeed, Hoekstra tweeted that the Northwest incident was “a terrorist attack” even though it failed — going to a real live federal prison on actual American soil and … nothing. It’s almost like these guys are hypocrites who don’t think through what they say before they find a bank of cameras.

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wynterz
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

The Gitmo detainees are higher level terrorists might be one reason.

This site isn't real news I take it? More like progressive blogs talking about the news.


420atmosphere
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

Higher level terrorists than someone who actually tried to blow up a plane? Please explain.


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jdkchem
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 12:16 am

The plane landed in Detroit. The last time I checked Detroit was still in Michigan. Are you suggesting that because no one is complaining that a terrorist caught in Michigan is not immediately whisked away to Cuba that it justifies putting all the Gitmo detainees in Michigan?
You can stop demonstrating how stupid you are at anytime.


jdkchem
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 12:20 am

Do you understand the difference between trying to blow up a commercial airliner and engaging US forces in combat as an enemy combatant?
Didn't think so or you would not have been stupid enough to ask your ignorant question.


jdkchem
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 5:16 am

The plane landed in Detroit. The last time I checked Detroit was still in Michigan. Are you suggesting that because no one is complaining that a terrorist caught in Michigan is not immediately whisked away to Cuba that it justifies putting all the Gitmo detainees in Michigan?
You can stop demonstrating how stupid you are at anytime.


jdkchem
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 5:20 am

Do you understand the difference between trying to blow up a commercial airliner and engaging US forces in combat as an enemy combatant?
Didn't think so or you would not have been stupid enough to ask your ignorant question.


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