Terror suspects could be headed to Virginia...
With the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay the federal government must find new locations in which to house and try the roughly 240 terrorist suspects currently held 90 miles from our shores. Recent news reports indicate that the Department of Justice is considering transferring a number of the detainees to the Commonwealth of Virginia. One specific location: Alexandria. And other Virginia locations could be possibilities as well.
Bob McDonnell believes any plan to move terrorists to Virginia must come to a screeching halt, and he's asking for your help to stop this proposal. That is why Bob has spoken out in favor of legislation, sponsored by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Va), that would prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to Virginia, or the use of federal funds to house them here.
It's common-sense legislation that will ensure we don't have any detainees, including some of the masterminds of 9-11, brought to Virginia. The Democratic Sheriff of Alexandria called such a move a "...high-risk situation for us" and the Democratic Mayor of Alexandria said he "would be absolutely opposed to relocating Guantanamo prisoners to Alexandria."
If you agree with Bob, please make a financial contribution to ensure Bob has the resources to continue to advance this common sense position.
If we don't stop this plan now, Al Qaeda operatives like Abu Zubaydah, Al Qaeda's operations chief, and Abd Al-Nashiri, the alleged planner of the U.S.S. Cole attack could be on their way to Virginia. Both are held at Guantanamo, both must be sent to new locations.