Wednesday, November 16, 2005

FedEx Field and the War on Terror

Here is an interesting statistic, from Katharine Shrader of the Associated Press:

The United States has detained more than 83,000 foreigners in the four years of the war on terror, enough to nearly fill the NFL's largest stadium. The administration defends the practice of holding detainees in prisons from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay as a critical tool to stop the insurgency in Iraq, maintain stability in Afghanistan and get known and suspected terrorists off the streets.

On the other hand, Giants Stadium -- the NFL's second largest stadium -- would be too small, at a capacity of 80,242.

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