Three days ago the white house denied that they had made this decision (leaked memo), I expected Obama to give a press conference on this issue, but I have yet to see one. I don't see how simply transferring these people to Illinois puts us in any better condition, in fact I think it is worse. We now have to worry about transporting these *******s around the US if they ever do get a trial (something I have yet to hear about) which is going to create even more problems. Basically Obama is moving gitmo into the US, even if there are civilian trials they will not be fair, Obama has already stated that they will not allow terrorists to go free. The policies are just about the same as Bush, we are making political show trials and will continue to detain these terrorists regardless of outcome.
Nearly one-third of the suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay military prison facility in Cuba will soon be on their way to Illinois.
White House officials said on Tuesday that 35 and 90 detainees will be housed at the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill.
But that still leaves roughly 215 inmates that need to be housed elsewhere. And President Barack Obama continues is still eying the Charleston Naval Brig, something that does not sit well with South Carolina officials.