Daphne pointed out that FBI Director Robert Mueller has some concerns about bringing Guantanamo prisoners into U.S. prisons. What, he doesn’t read Glenn Greenwald?

[W]hile it’s true that "not a single prisoner has escaped from Gitmo since it was created," it’s also true that no Muslim Terrorists have escaped from American prisons and our SuperMax prison "has had no escapes or serious attempts to escape."  Actually, the only person to even make an escape attempt from a SuperMax is Green Arrow, who hasn’t succeeded despite the help of Joker and Lex Luthor.

In the Marvel Universe, though, prison breaks occur with alarming frequency. A complex series of events led to a joint Punisher-Kingpin-Daredevil planned-and-executed prison break from Rikers’ Island at the end of Brian Michael Bendis’ run on Daredevil. And the Avengers re-assembled a couple years ago after Electro zapped out the security infrastructure at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s supervillain detention facility to free about 40 of his comrades. So as you can see, anything can happen if the U.S. lets Guantanmo-held detainees into civilian penetentiaries.

Crossposted to the Streak. Thanks to Adam Serwer of TAPPED for IM’ing me Greenwald’s awesome quip. UPDATE: Adam went in a Magneto-centric direction.

Spencer Ackerman

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