Despite the sheer idiocy of deliberately bringing terrorists into this country ...
The old maximum-security state prison in Standish, Michigan (145 miles from Detroit), which the state is closing, may become the new home of the 229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban, and foreign fighters currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.
The local residents want the prison to stay open, but not for Gitmo transferees.
Governor Jennifer Granholm said she would rather take in prisoners from other states, such as California, than the Guantanamo detainees.Leavenworth, Kansas, the second place on the list, doesn't want 'em either. In May, residents there told Senator Pat Roberts at a town hall meeting that 95% of the local community opposes it
The Opinionated Fool makes this observation:
Keeping in mind that Michigan has one of the largest Muslim populations in the U.S. (if not THE largest), it's not too much of a stretch to imagine Muslim guards guarding the Muslim internees, especially if this prison is run by the Feds (Bureau of Prisons).Hello, what is that ringing in my ears?
Oh, it's an ALARM bell!
My 1st thought was, hey, just open the Gitmo gates and march 'em down the road towards Havana ... kinda like what Fidel did in 1980 when he opened the prisons and the insane asylums during the Mariel boatlift and sent approximatey 124,000 undocumented Cubans to the U.S. All of whom were welcomed by Goober Carter.
And, oh yeah, one government official estimated the cost for upgrading the building and security at over $100,000,000. Hey, what's a measly 100 Million Dollars to Barack Hussein Obama?
Michigan Prison & Gitmo Detainees
Civilian Terror Prison
Michigan: The Islamic Capital of the U.S.
Dearborn, MI: America's Muslim Capital