politicians have run around the country in an attempt to convince people it's worse to have a suspected terrorist in the supermax detention facility down the block than it is to have a convicted child rapist and murderer ('cause, you know, those folks are already there.)
trying to explain this logic, especially when you're shy little harry reid, is when it gets truly pathetic:
REID: I’m saying that the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans, do not want terrorists to be released in the United States. That’s very clear.with democrats like this, who needs republicans?
QUESTION: No one’s talking about releasing them. We’re talking about putting them in prison somewhere in the United States.
REID: Can’t put them in prison unless you release them.
QUESTION: Sir, are you going to clarify that a little bit? …
REID: I can’t make it any more clear than the statement I have given to you. We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States.
QUESTION: But Senator, Senator, it’s not that you’re not being clear when you say you don’t want them released. But could you say — would you be all right with them being transferred to an American prison?
REID: Not in the United States.