Just who was it that was recently saying that Guantanamo Bay prisoners were no more dangerous in his district that at Gitmo? And who said that there’s “no reason not to put ‘em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners”? Oh yes, that would be John Murtha, Rep from PA.
I wonder how Rep. Murtha and his constituents, as well as the rest of the good citizens of Pennsylvania would like having these guys in the neighborhood:
“The five detainees at Guantánamo Bay charged with planning the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have filed a document with the military commission at the United States naval base there expressing pride at their accomplishment and accepting full responsibility for the killing of nearly 3,000 people.”
The New York Times report goes on to say that the detainees consider the accusations against them as an honor.
In their filing, the men describe the planning of the Sept. 11 attacks and the killing of Americans as a model of Islamic action, and say the American government’s accusations cause them no shame, according to the excerpts read by the government official.
“To us,” the official continued reading, “they are not accusations. To us they are a badge of honor, which we carry with honor.”
It appears that the men wrote the document at meetings they are permitted to conduct periodically at the detention camp without lawyers.
These men are proud to have planned the attacks on our soil which killed 3,000 Americans. They make me sick, and I hope they rot right where they are.
If Murtha has his way, I won’t be visiting Pennsylvania for a looooong time.