House Republicans Dispute Claim That Gitmo Relocation Would Be Jobs Engine - FOXNews.com In a reversal of the not-in-my-backyard approach many communities have taken to the idea of housing terror detainees stateside, the thirst for prison-centered employment has caused Thomson and several other towns to plead with federal officials to let them become permanent hosts to dozens of alleged killers. ---------------- Talk about fear mongering, get a load of what Kirk (Republican running for Obama's old seat) has to say: Kirk contended visitation rules at a federal penitentiary in Thomson would mean more than 2,000 al-Qaida “followers and family members” would regularly travel to the state-—many through O’Hare International Airport. Clout St: Prison debate plays straight into 2010 Illinois election ----------------- You know Kirk is lying. Typical for Republicans. The part of the prison housing terror suspects would be controlled by the military, and that means "no visitors". Kirk has to know that, but we all know how Republicans tell lies and fear monger.