Friday, May 29, 2009
A small town in Montana with an unused medium-security jail that "could be fortified" is offering to house the detainees who remain at Gitmo.
The town council of Hardin, Montana (east of Billings) passed a resolution last month in favor of taking the detainees, but the state's congressional delegation is negative on the idea. Opinion in the town is mixed, but apparently not because people are afraid of attempted prison breaks:
"The jail's No. 1 promoter, Greg Smith, executive director of Hardin's economic development agency, said the Two Rivers Detention Center could easily be retrofitted to increase security. And while the town hasn't had its own police force since the 1970s, Smith said the jail's well-armed neighbors would constitute an 'unofficial redneck patrol.'"Heh. It raises all kinds of possibilities of detainees escaping accidentally on purpose, and BOOM. That would solve President Obama's Group Five problem. I know, bad joke.
Don't see what the "bad joke" is frankly I don't know how they are going to guarantee the safety of the Uighurs once they are "free"...are we going to foot the bill for their perpetual security as well too?