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Hunter seeks to bar Guantanamo detainees from San Diego County bases

Hunter_2 Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) introduced legislation today to prevent detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba from being transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar or Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.

“Transferring detainees to these bases would cause an enormous distraction and interfere with [troops'] training and mission requirement,” said Hunter, a Marine captain who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Obama has ordered the Guantanamo site closed within a year. The Miramar and Camp Pendleton bases have been mentioned as possible locations to which the detainees could be transferred.

-- Tony Perry

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Obama ordered the closure, let him take them in himself! He's out there pushing his ideals, let him live the change and hope in his own life first.

Why should California take this liability, why should our military continue to suffer by having to cater to terrorists? Let every member of Congress take them home on weekends and be responsible for their actions.

Strike One for Obama, let's see how he passes the blame on this one. I expect that there will be future problems considering these idiots are hell bent on becoming martyrs, let the entire responsibility rest on Obama and his Congressional Cult.

Well this ought to be rich. I recommend the areas in the U.S. that voted most heavily for Obama should now be responsible for holding and eventually releasing them in public.

Fair is fair, right?

what a repub NIMBY...

Why is he being a big wimp? I'll gladly take them in my neighborhood. Nothing to be afraid of.

for a guy who thumps his chest on all things military it sure seems a turn around for hunter to say these things?
and just what alternative does he offer up? nada, zip, bupkiss. what a demagogue I say, I think if our relected servants have a criticism, it must be presented with a vaible alternative, we dont read that here.

I'll gladly take the Gitmo terrorist to my neighborhood, maybe they can off-set the gang violence!!!!

Hey the ACLU says they're all a bunch of nice guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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