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Midwest is dangerous?

The White House announced this week that it would no longer return terrorism detainees to Yemen because the country doesn't adequately hold or monitor detainees. For example, some detainees the Bush administration sent back to Yemen are now leaders in al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the group claiming responsibility for the attempted bombing of the Northwest Airlines flight.Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, responded to the announcement by restating his opposition to moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to a prison in the United States, particularly in the Midwest. But he did so with a puzzling comparison. "If Yemen is too dangerous for terrorist detainees, so is Midwest America," Tiahrt said in a statement.

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