Pelosi Shrugs off Alcatraz as Possible Terror Detention Facility

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday shrugged off Republican suggestions that the federal government reopen Alcatraz prison in her San Francisco district to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    President Obama this week signed an executive order calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo within the year. Republican Rep. Bill Young then suggested to White House counsel Greg Craig that the prisoners who could not be released back to their home countries or sent to a third country be put up in "the Rock," the famous military installation and prison that closed down in 1963 and is now part of the National Park Service.

    Asked whether that was a serious proposal, Pelosi said, "It is -- not.


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    I think it's a fine idea, in fact, I sugested it the other day to some people I know as fitting, seeing as it's safe and in SF bay.
     
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    Pelosi and her moneymaking coherts probably have other designs on Alcatraz so scratch that idea...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    yeah, it actually would be a good place
    but how much would it cost to reopen the place?
     
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    It's been converted into a tourist spot and it hasn't been in use in over 40 years so it would probably cost as much to modernize it as it would to build a new one.
     
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    in other words, too much
    might as well keep gitmo open


    but Obama and the other lib morons dont understand a simple concept like that
     
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    Yeah, I really don't see the problem with using Gitmo... whatever, you know this is all going to get mishandled, and then blamed on Bush. It's like a slow motion punch and you just can't get out of the way.
     
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    of course
    hell, they have been blaming BUsh for things he had no control over for years and some thing that happened before he was even born

    i dont expect that to stop now that he isnt in office
     
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    Obama's inexperience shines through from the get go or is that gitmo?
     
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