Gitmo terrorists going to Illinois

The Obama administration will announce plans later on Tuesday to acquire an Illinois prison and to send a limited number of detainees there from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. official said.

President Barack Obama has directed the government to proceed with buying the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois “to house federal inmates and a limited number of detainees” from Guantanamo, the official said.

“Closing the detention center at Guantanamo is essential to protecting our national security and helping our troops by removing a deadly recruiting tool from the hands of al Qaeda,” the official said.