Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said today that the Pentagon is looking at local venues to move terror detainees currently at Gitmo.
“The top two sites are the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the naval brig at Charleston, S.C.,” Carter said.
Let’s see how that goes over in those states.
Carter says that as long as the U.S. keeps terrorists in Gitmo, they will be used for jihadi propaganda. He also said he has not gotten any pressure from the White House. “I see it exactly as the president does.”
S.C. Governor Nikki Haley was quick to respond to the potential new state residents.
“It is extremely concerning that we are now getting word that they are looking at us and one other state to move terrorists from Guantanamo Bay,” Haley said in a statement. “Let’s be very, very clear, this is a violation of federal law. Even though the president signed this on his first day in office, Congress has never given him the support to move these terrorists into any of our states. We are absolutely drawing a line that we are not going to allow any terrorists to come into South Carolina.”
Would these terrorist be mixed in the with general prison population? Prison seems like a nice place to recruit some new members.