Saying he was motivated by a suggestion by National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair that released Chinese detainees receive public assistance, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, explained his No Welfare for Terrorists Act of 2009 in a Friday commentary for the Washington Times. A sample: "Instead of keeping remorseless terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility away from our children and our families, the Obama administration is suggesting a welcome mat for terrorists paid for by you and me. Based on what we know from previously released detainees, such men do not want a new life here in America. They want death and destruction for our country and are eager to help make that happen."
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