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    Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Hardin Montana is the home of a 464 bed maximum security federal prison....which is empty and unused. The Mayor of Hardin has offered to hold detainees from Gitmo. Why would this be a bad idea?

    It is a long way from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But if people here get their way, up to 100 detainees now held in Guantanamo will soon be living in a brand new prison on the edge of town.
    It is a windowless, low-slung tan concrete hulk surrounded by a double row of high mesh fence topped with gleaming coils of razor wire.
    Earlier this month, Hardin's town council voted unanimously to offer the US government a deal: Send Hardin the detainees that most foreign countries and other cities the US are afraid to take.
    "We have some very hardened criminals in our own country that have committed some heinous crimes, and they are in communities all across this country," Smith argues.is an unusually desperate town.
    "We're the poorest county in the state and one of the poorest counties in the nation," Smith says.
    He estimates at least 100 new jobs would come from filling the prison, a real boost to this small, beleaguered community.


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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    It probably speaks some ill to the effects of popular culture that I misread this title as "Hannah Montana."

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    It probably speaks some ill to the effects of popular culture that I misread this title as "Hannah Montana."
    I'm happy to say that did not occur to me

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    These are the type of things are elected officials in Washington should be pushing for. You close Gitmo, a prison that apparently was a waste of money, will be utilized and in the time of recession, people can be put to work and money used to help our own citizens. They should move quickly with this idea I think.

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    These are the type of things are elected officials in Washington should be pushing for. You close Gitmo, a prison that apparently was a waste of money, will be utilized and in the time of recession, people can be put to work and money used to help our own citizens. They should move quickly with this idea I think.
    FOLKS, PLease...gather round. Gitmo is a US military base. The "prison", at Gitmo, is a prison. The fools amongst us, wish to close the PRISON, at Gitmo. The base itself , thank God , is not being closed, as hoped for, by another more foolish crowd amongst us.

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Hardin Montana is the home of a 464 bed maximum security federal prison....which is empty and unused. The Mayor of Hardin has offered to hold detainees from Gitmo. Why would this be a bad idea?




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    At Hardin there are no sharks, or baracuda, nor is there all of those thousands of square miles of water separateing the prison from US soil.

    Let the bastards sunbathe as it makes them happy, and adds to their contentment as political prisoners...

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    FOLKS, PLease...gather round. Gitmo is a US military base. The "prison", at Gitmo, is a prison. The fools amongst us, wish to close the PRISON, at Gitmo. The base itself , thank God , is not being closed, as hoped for, by another more foolish crowd amongst us.
    No one is pushing for closing the base. Only the military prison that is a black-eye to America throughout the world. A country based on fair, unbiased justice should not be holding captives indefinitely. Give the detanees a trial, if guilty lock them up, if they are not guilty then send them home.

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    At Hardin there are no sharks, or baracuda, nor is there all of those thousands of square miles of water separateing the prison from US soil.

    Let the bastards sunbathe as it makes them happy, and adds to their contentment as political prisoners...
    What does it matter how much water separates the prison from the US. Are you expecting the detainees to escape? The prisons on US soil are good enough to hold Charles Manson, Eric Rudolph, the UniBomber, and other terrorists who are much more dangerous than the poor shmucks in Gitmo.

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    At Hardin there are no sharks, or baracuda, nor is there all of those thousands of square miles of water separateing the prison from US soil.

    Let the bastards sunbathe as it makes them happy, and adds to their contentment as political prisoners...
    Do you fear the escape of serial killers from U.S. prisons? What about other Al-Qaeda who are alreay imprisoned on U.S. soil? The only argument for keeping the Gitmo prison is so that the former administration does not look like idiots and tyrants.

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    Re: Hardin, Montana Requests Guantanamo Detainees



    Remember I mentioned somewhere around here that I have an odd and interesting friend who's led a very unusual life, that owns a town in Montana...? The weirdest **** happens to and around this guy.

    So yeah, if this thing goes through, some of his closest neighbors are gonna be Gitmo guys.

    I couldn't make up a nuttier life story if I tried.

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