It’s official: The Bush Doctrine of “fight them over there so they don’t kill us over here” is being replaced today by the Obama Doctrine of “bring them over here so we don’t violate their rights over there“:
(AP) Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.
Administration officials as well as Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will make an official announcement at the White House.
Count me among those who are a little leary at the idea of creating a terrorist-based economy:
The governor and other officials have said such a deal could provide up to 2,000 jobs and up to $1 billion in federal money to the area.
If we could just bring several thousand more terrorist suspects to the U.S. we could dramatically reduce the unemployment rate.
I shouldn’t be sarcastic, because somebody in Washington will think it’s a good idea.