Not in my backyard! Not in my state! Not in my country!
That was the response from politicians and business leaders in Kansas on Monday to moves by President Barack Obama to transfer terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to facilities in the United States, perhaps including Kansas.
“This is a patently bad idea,” Republican Senator Sam Brownback told reporters in the northeast Kansas riverside community of Leavenworth near the Fort Leavenworth U.S. Army base, which was cited this weekend as a possible new home for the Guantanamo prisoners.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that a government task force was considering as possible sites Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and a 604-bed maximum security prison in Standish, Michigan, that is scheduled to be closed. Read More
UPDATE: 07 AUG
Kansas Revolts Over Planned Terrorist Transfers
Kansas’ two U.S. senators are blocking 10 of President Barack Obama’s nominees for senior administration posts at the Pentagon and Justice Department in protest over a proposal to house Guantanamo detainees at the Fort Leavenworth prison.
The list of blocked nominees includes a fellow Republican member of Congress — Obama’s pick for Army secretary, Rep. John McHugh of New York.
Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, both R-Kan., said Thursday that they are prepared to block the appointments until they get answers from the White House about the proposal. And they said they want Leavenworth taken off the list of potential relocation spots. Read More
Obama is dead set on bring the terrorist onto America soil is he not! The States need to stand up and tell him NO but HELL NO! Why would he want terrorist that want to kill us in our country? Please Americans ask yourself that!