Ever since President Obama's executive order to close the facility at the Guantanamo Bay within the end of year, the debate on where to send detainees continues on. Recently, Republican Rep. Bill Young proposed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Alcatraz, which is in her district, be reopened.
Naturally, Pelosi shrugged off such suggestions, she said that:
Perhaps he's not visited Alcatraz," Pelosi said of Young while displaying little sense of humor. "Alcatraz is a tourist attraction. It's a prison that is now sort of like a -- it's a national park."
To this statement, the only thing I can respond is by stating that yes, Gitmo facility is indeed a tourist attraction and a national park. Why? Because it attracts terrorists who happened to be tourists with tour guidance provided by the armed forces of United States! And it's a national park, because terrorists (who are now tourists) are enjoying their walks in a park all paid at the United States' expense. It's a wonderful package for such tourists, as they don't have to pay for anything.
Thus, Alcatraz can be a wonderful tourist attraction for terrorists, they get to enjoy the California weather and even have bodyguards all paid at Uncle Sam's expense. Moreover, they get to breathe liberal atmosphere that's truly refreshing when compared with well...you know what I am talking about, right?
But on the other hand, it's expensive to move all those tourists, so it's really best for everybody if the Gitmo facility remains open. Wouldn't you think so?