WASILLA, Ak. – During an appearance on Fox News Wednesday morning, former governor Sarah Palin called on Donald Trump to relocate the detention facility located at a U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to her home state of Alaska. “Nobody supports the war on terror more than the good people of Alaska,” Palin told Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade.
The former Republican vice presidential nominee said that if elected president in 2016, Donald Trump should “reverse Obama’s decision to take jobs away from hard-working Americans and give them to Cubans.” Palin hailed the Obama administration’s efforts to reignite relations with the island nation but reminded voters that “9/11 didn’t happen in Cuba.”
“The current administration has spent the last eight years outsourcing the job of interrogating these terrorists to the Cubans,” Palin said, continuing, “The Cuban people can’t even begin to imagine the hardships Americans have had to endure under this administration; yet Mr. Obama seems to think they can do a better job against ISIS than we can.” Mrs. Palin said that Alaska is ready to ‘take the torch’ by accepting an estimated 240 detainees currently housed in Guantanamo Bay. “We’re up for the task,” she declared.
President Obama recently renewed his promise to close the detention center in Guantanamo before the end of his term, a move Sarah Palin called unconstitutional. “He doesn’t have the authority,” said Palin, who accused the president of undermining the efforts of the U.S. military to prevent future terror attacks. “This country needs a president who wont sell out the American people and bow to Islam; that’s why I’m endorsing Donald Trump,” Palin explained.
While former Gov. Palin insisted the 8,621 residents of Wasilla -Alaska’s sixth largest city, would welcome a maximum security detention facility housing ‘the worst of the worst’ terror suspects, a more likely location is nestled just off the Alaskan mainland in the Aleutian Islands. Listed in the U.S. Register of Historic Places, Amaknak Island housed American soldiers stationed at the Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base during World War II.
“It’s a great location for a new Guantanamo or even just an off-the-books black site,” remarked Fox News national security expert Wilson Cingle. “You can’t get much further from the prying eyes of congressional oversight than the Aleutian Islands.”
Sarah Palin reentered the national spotlight last week when she publicly endorsed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump during a fiery speech in Iowa.