Ireland may take Gitmo prisoners
Perhaps longing for the bad old days of the terrorist IRA, Ireland's Justice Minister Dermot Ahern may be willing to take some of the remaining prisoners from Guantanamo in Ireland.
The Government turned down informal requests in the past to resettle detainees because it was opposed to the Guantanamo facility.
“However, the priority which President Obama is giving to closing Guantanamo is very welcome and creates a new context in which this matter can be addressed,” said Mr Ahern.
“I believe that there should be a united and positive response at EU level to any request made by the new US administration for help in bringing about the closure of Guantanamo.”
According to Amnesty International Ireland
And why can't the Guantanamo detainees be returned to their home countries?
Ahern has a soft spot in his heart for terrorists.
Dermot Ahern admitted passing on emails on behalf of Michael McKevitt, one of five men suspected of involvement in the 1998 blast — the Troubles’ biggest single loss of life.
The minister, who met victims’ families in Dundalk during 2006, has expressed “regret” but has so far declined to apologise for his actions five years ago.
Yes, the Guantanamo prisoners should feel right at home in Ireland. But the decent Irish citizens might not be so comfortable in their homes.
And what do the citizens in western Pennsylvania think about their newly re elected representative, John Murtha (D-PA), who invited them to his district?
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."
Oh, so these terrorists are just like any other prisoner--a run of the mill burglar, murderer?
Well, let's also put them in prison in Hollywood.