It’s being reported this morning that prisoners from the Guantonomo detainment facility will be transferred to an upgraded prison in Illinois, pending congressional approval. Prepare for some major cable news thumb-sucking.

“Hide the women and children,” the cable news fear mongers and Obama Administration critics will effectively shriek. “Put America’s enemies in someone else’s country, because Americans are too frightened to have them on our soil.”

Yes, on our soil. Behind mammouth walls, barbed wire, security cameras, dozens of armed guards, and hundreds of watchful and hostile prisoners.

This from the nation that successfully imprisons 2.3 million people, including countless serial killers. This from a populace that has more guns per capita than any other in the world waiting to greet any escapee. This from the people that gave the world the saying “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” This from a country with a history shock full of acts of courage that dwarf this.

Really? National security NIMBY in the “home of the brave?”

– Loveland
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