Good article on Hardin.
Montana Town: Bring Gitmo Prisoners Here - CBS News
The only person who really wanted them was the Economic Development Director.
They did have a county vote amongst the politicians saying they'd take them.
That about as likely the view of those they supposedly represent as Osama Bin Laden and that egyptian turd having their base of operations in Hardin, Montana. Likely why Congressional Reps have pretty much dismissed the idea.
No reason to move them from gitmo, no reason to close gitmo.
gitmo will be needed in the future.
IOW DOA..and the residents(forget the politicians) seem to clearly understand its all a PR stunt.Some townspeople - whether they like the idea or not - doubt it will come to pass.
"I saw on the news last night that there are only three prisons in the country that could hold them, maximum-security prisons. So what's this little one-horse deal? There ain't a chance in hell," said Bill Moehr, 77, a former cattle ranch manager who lives next to the jail.
Bonnie Kennedy, a 60-year-old convenience store clerk who also lives next door, chuckled when asked if she thought terrorists would be moving in any time soon.
"Like that's going to ever happen. But it did put us back on the map," she said. "I can't say I like it, but it might get us some interest from somebody who could actually use it."
Last edited by Triad; 06-03-09 at 07:01 PM.
Who says its closing?
Guantánamo detainees to get laptops
They are setting up a computer lab equipped with state of the art laptops for Gitmo approved classes. Come to Gitmo and get a degree.
"no timetable for closure"
Have you seen any of the "inside Gauntanamo" specials a couple of the educational cable channels have run? Anything that keeps the prisoners occupied and not messing with the guards is money well spent.
So who cares. I find it hard to get excited about it.
As celticlord pointed out, prisons are for people who broke the laws of this country and are awaiting trial with all the rights due under the Constitution. These people did not break the law of this country and are not awaiting trials with all the rights due under the Constitution. They have no business being in our prisons.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.