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Should Gitmo be Used for Those Who Raped and Pillaged our Economy?

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Years ago, reporters for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer are reporting this week, the FBI knew that home mortgage scams were being perpetrated by banks all across the country. They told the Bush Administration, and were denied agents or resources to pursue their cases.

Two years ago then-New York Governor Elliot Spitzer tried to prosecute banks - along with governors or attorneys general of all 50 states - for just these types of crimes and the Bush administration used an obscure Civil War era law to stop him.

Today we learn that the very hustlers who helped destroy our economy, the so-called "investment bankers" at Morgan Stanley and AIG (who have gotten billions of our taxpayer dollars in the recent bailouts) will be getting their bonuses this year, to the tune of $1.13 million in cash for the 400 brokers at AIG.

But while they should be denied their bonuses, the criminals for whom we should re-open Gitmo are Phil Gramm, John Boner, and the other Republicans who changed laws reaching back to the Republican Great Depression of the 1930s to prevent exactly these types of scams.

Reopen Gitmo! Get it ready for the Republicans!

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Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War (more...)

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Thom says "Reopen Gitmo! Get it ready for the... by Richard Mynick on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:24:13 PM
There are nearly two millions Federal employees an... by Jason Paz on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:50:21 PM
This has to be one of the most ignorant diatribes ... by Tippy Canoe on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:14:31 PM
Yes, Gitmo for their crimes and take away their he... by August Adams on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:35:50 PM
that when you ask to keep Gitmo you mean methaphor... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:10:03 PM
Lest we sink to the level of that which we despise... by CasaZaza on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:45:26 PM
I thought he was speaking "tongue in cheek&qu... by Jere Hough on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:02:15 PM
Georgie Boy vs. Saddam ...  Where are the ... by Steven G. Erickson on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:25:07 PM
I can't imagine wasting warm, sunny, beach fro... by sometimes blinded on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:56:19 PM
 I would prefer that we keep it so history ca... by Jane Schiff on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:48:32 PM
I would like to see Gitmo become endowed for a cul... by Jane Schiff on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 8:07:52 PM
The U.S. prison is at the U.S. Naval Station at Gu... by Blaine Kinsey on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 8:46:36 PM
I totally agree.  "Ojala que si" (m... by Jane Schiff on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:06:24 PM
Send the worst financial scammers and the scum who... by Laudyms on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:31:24 PM
..release a prisoner at a time from a federal peni... by vthom on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:29:46 PM
Well while we're fantasizing, I think the lamp... by William Whitten on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:15:27 PM
Make them think they're going to the Islands w... by Patrick Lafferty on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:27:31 PM
... with big _ _ _ _'s laughing their all the ... by Mr M on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:12:30 PM
The key point is that when the system tried to bal... by bgilmore on Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:19:05 AM
When I heard Obama soundly thrashing the looters v... by Walter L. Bradley Jr. on Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 8:59:00 AM
since the conservatives are so gungho about keepin... by mike bocchi on Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:07:25 AM
Dear Mr. Hartmann,I loved your article about keepi... by Mary MacElveen on Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 12:28:14 PM
Not good enough.Most people have realized the Repu... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Feb 1, 2009 at 6:23:31 AM