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Send the Bowling Green Terror Suspects to Gitmo

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Today in Bowling Green, Senator McConnell met with local elected officials and law-enforcement officers from south-central Kentucky to discuss the two foreign fighters who admitted conducting attacks against U.S. soldiers and Marines in Iraq.

Senator McConnell has called on the Obama Administration to send the terror suspects to the secure detention facility at Guantanamo Bay rather than being tried in a federal courtroom in Kentucky.

"The place for foreign terrorists and terror trials is in the secure detention facility at Guantanamo Bay--not in U.S. communities and civilian courtrooms," Senator McConnell said."There is wide, bipartisan opposition to giving the rights of U.S. citizens to men who tried to kill our troops on the battlefield. Unfortunately, this administration has been working since its first week in office to do just that, regardless of the opposition in those communities or their elected leaders in Congress."


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