Relocations

Conservatives Support Gitmo Move

Could Glenn Beck be next? Three highly respected conservative figures—Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, American Conservative Union founder David Keene, and former representative Bob Barr—have endorsed a plan to move terror detainees from Gitmo to a maximum-security prison in Illinois. In a joint statement, the men say “the scaremongering about these issues should stop,” and then say the transfer is necessary to “preserve national security” while avoiding “sweeping and radical departures from an American constitutional tradition.” The plan, they argue, “makes good sense,” since taxpayers have already invested in the “little used” $145 million facility.