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Rep. Mike Pompeo, Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback: Detainees shouldn’t be in anyone’s backyard

In an Eagle editorial (“Gitmo fearmongering,” Aug. 28 Opinion) and a commentary in the Kansas City Star, we were accused of objecting to the transferring of terrorist detainees currently housed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth because we oppose having these dangerous men in our state. The editorial and column suggested our opposition was a case of asserting “not in my backyard.” That was only partially correct.

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