Stuck on Stupid: Rep. Murtha says he’d house Gitmo prisoners in his district

Posted by: ST on January 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Most of you have already heard today about the news articles that came out today about how tomorrow, President Obama is supposed to issue an executive order to shut down Gitmo Bay within the year. As if that’s not bad enough, today Rep. John Murtha, infamous for slandering our Marines over the Haditha controversy, offered to house the detainees in his district:

Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., says he’d be willing to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his congressional district if President Obama makes good on a plan to close the U.S. prison there.

As one of his first acts in office, the president circulated a draft Wednesday that would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year.

Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he’d have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison.

“Sure, I’d take ’em,” said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. “They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo.”

Murtha added that there was “no reason not to put ’em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners.”

Under normal circumstances, I’d feel sorry for his constituency, but considering they reelected him by a roughly 20% margin over Bill Russell, even after the repeated Marine slander, and after calling the people who lived in his district racists and rednecks, the only thing I have to those who voted for him is: You asked for it.

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10 Responses to “Stuck on Stupid: Rep. Murtha says he’d house Gitmo prisoners in his district”


  1. Trish says:

    Let’s try it for a few months, and see how his constituents feel about him then.:))

  2. T-Steel says:

    This is one issue I wish President Obama would just leave alone. Closing GITMO is scary.

    Stick with the stimulus and leave GITMO to the military.

  3. forest hunter says:

    Ya mean they’re not doin’ that already? Murtha is after all housed there, no?

  4. NC Cop says:

    Let’s face it, if that moron got re-elected after all the things he did and said over the past couple of years, NOTHING will matter to his constinuents.


  5. ChicagoRay says:

    Friggin traitor this man is,:-w

  6. Connie says:

    This move seems to just benifit the enemy. Recommend we send the prisoners back to the Middle East for trials.

  7. Lorica says:

    I bet the people who didn’t vote for him are happy that the final decision is the Govenor’s and not Murtha’s. I have to admit also, that I have never heard such stupid things come out of the mouth of a human being before. If one of the really bad detainees were to escape, they could cause a great deal of havoc in a very short period of time. Murtha is a naive fool, if he thinks some of these guys aren’t dangerous.

    Along with this, has anyone heard if the Gov. of Kansas has changed her mind about housing them in Leavenworth??? She told Barack flat out NO. Interestingly enough, she still thinks it’s a good idea to close Gitmo, but only as long as the prisoners there aren’t housed in Kansas. Too funny. – Lorica

  8. WorriedinPA says:

    I didn’t vote for either and yet living in Pa, I am forced to deal with what could be a real problem. Sickening.

    Why does Gitmo have to close?
    And rest assured these America haters will be enjoying alot of rights and that may include visitors who could be terrorists. IS this some sort of set up to let them plan things more efficiently in their next attack on our soil?
    Or to have them escape more readily?

    Obama has other friends who are terrorists, it wouldn’t surprise me if he is setting us up.