• Alton, another example of the nievity of our president and those surrounding him. His response following the Fort Hood attack and his plea for restraining the investigative efforts reaks of political smoke and mirrors that he accuses others of attempting to utilize. Does anyone else sense that he is not putting our country's best interest first, but rather his political ideals and self-indulging benevolence? It would be easy to accept the repeated episodes of ineptness from our president as status quo, but I yearn for new leaders to present themselves as viable candidates for office. I pray that we can survive three more years of America-bashing, self-serving idealism from our president.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:42 p.m.

  • Here's the alternative...send them via slow boat to the Somalia waters and let Saudi Arabia (founder of Wahbi/Sharia law handle them.

    As the waywardwind has implied islam is a religion of peace and forgivness and they would be happy to take them in any islamic state...

    Their homelands for starters would worship them as small gods and give them hero welcomes just look at how the lockerbi bomber was welcomed home after many years of being held Hail! Hail! the gangs all here...

    Have they not heard of the many that were already released that only returned to the battlefields against us again..and we want to resettle them here?

    Staying with the percentages released by the Pentagon this year 9% return to lets crunch the numbers...

    44 resettled in the US... 44x.09=3.96...hummm, thats only 4 that will continue the battle here on our soil, but, of course we could look at the many US haters amoungest and those four would equate to approximately 4,000+ on our soil...

    not bad odds I guess, but if you see what 19 are capable of...I'll round the numbers...

    19 = 3,000 lost lives

    4000/19=210.52 X 3000=631578.94 my my how the numbers just seem to add up

    261,000,000/631578.94=0.002419 That's less than 1% of the population not counting the illegal population or current working visa's or visitors
    this will increase the odds that your family would not be included int eh 631578,94 collateral damage or potential loss

    thats only about 10.5 cities the size of Victoria...yeah, we can risk it...after all we are just assuming worst case senerios anyway...are potentiality of those 44 jihadist

    November 14, 2009 at 8 a.m.

  • Obsever... How about if we judge Texas on how people think and act in Austin? If you care to look at New York's map, you will see that NYC is smaller than the county of Victoria by large chunk. Would it be fair to judge the rest of the state because some nuts in downstate NY?
    Now as far as those ACLU nuts, I wonder if they would be willing to put their families' lives at risk. Them nuts would not hesitate (or at least, I think that they wouldn't) in risking their lives for a cause. But then again, when have they? If they actually believe in personal freedom, I am sure that they would risk their lives and go to Afghanistan and help Afghans build their judicial system. Maybe it would be too dangerous for their principles, so why not do it behind the colors that they are trying to bring down.

    November 13, 2009 at 10 p.m.

  • Alton..."about 44 would be in danger if they were released to their home country."

    Uhhh, and the problem is.........??????? They surely wouldn't be in danger in their homeland. After all, islam is a religion of peace and mercy.

    November 13, 2009 at 7:23 p.m.

  • "While some can be returned to their home country, about 44 would be in danger if they were released to their home country."

    It sounds like sending them home would be the perfect solution. Sending a Muslim through US courts would produce a penalty less than a citizen would get from stealing a pack of gum.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:23 p.m.

  • As long as they are resettled where they are tried, and where they are tried remains New York State, although Massachusetts and California are acceptable alternative trial sites, that would have an element of poetic justice. After all, those three states are bastions of ACLU-think Political Correctness. Let them show us how they can accept these innocent, harmless terrorists with open arms.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:40 p.m.