A senior administration official tells ABC News that on Tuesday the administration will announce that President Obama "has directed that the federal government proceed with the acquisition of the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois to house federal inmates and a limited number of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."Never mind that, a majority of Americans polled over the summer are not only opposed to closing Gitmo, but bringing these terrorists on American soil. But, just like the opposition to socialized medicine, the Administration and treasonous Democrats like Dick "Our troops are Nazis" Turbin say "screw you, America!"
Thomson Correctional Center is a maximum security prison that opened in 2001 but has never been fully utilized because of state budget issues.
Information from the state of Illinois indicates that Thomson Correctional Center is a Level 1 adult male maximum-security facility comprised of 1,600 cells and eight housing units, none of which are currently used. The facility is on 146 acres and is currently surrounded by a 12-foot exterior fence and 15-foot interior fence -- which includes a dual sided electric stun fence. The cell houses were constructed with pre-cast, reinforced cement walls. The complex also contains a 200-bed minimum-security unit, which has been operational.
"Closing the detention center at Guantanamo is essential to protecting our national security and helping our troops by removing a deadly recruiting tool from the hands of al Qaeda," the official said. "Tomorrow’s announcement is an important step forward as we work to achieve our national security objectives."
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, two leading officials -- both Democrats -- who have supported the move, will be briefed on the decision Tuesday by administration officials.
Conversely, from the administration hack quoted above, it's been liberals who help the Alqueda Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) into making this a "recruiting tool" by putting it on the news every night.
None of these liberals who are so concerned about "recruiting tools" for terrorists will talk about how prisons have become fertile ground for recruiting for radical Islam.
Remember the foiled plot against synagogues in New York and "Carlos Bledsoe" the recruiting station shooter who killed one recruiter in Little Rock?