May 18, 2009: McConnell: Keep Gitmo open (Politico)

  • “Look, this whole thing has been about making us popular in Europe,” McConnell said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We know how the American people feel about it. Correctly, they don’t want [detainees] in their neighborhoods. And you know, there’s been a position stated by some in the administration that there’s no problem incarcerating terrorists here. It is a problem. Ask the mayor of Alexandria. They had the [Zacarias] Moussaoui trial there a few years ago. It created significant disruptions.”