Rep. Peter Roskam (IL) published a post on Right Wing News today. As a representative from Illinois, his opinon on the decision to move Guantanmo Bay prisoners to the state is particularly important. Here's the post:
President Obama's decision to relocate Guantanamo Bay's inmates to my home state of Illinois is a misguided decision that will ultimately be regretted. Proponents of the decision have failed to prove how this move will make America safer. Let's be clear: the Administration is not closing Guantanamo, they are simply moving Guantanamo to Illinois.
The multi-million dollar Guantanamo facility will be left dormant while U.S. courts extend an invitation to expand their reach into national security affairs. The move from a military tribunal to U.S. civilian courts will treat individuals who committed an act of war against the United States as common criminals. It flies in the face of logic, long precedence, and assumes the military is not capable of fairly administering justice.
Illinois deserves a better Christmas present than hardened terrorists.