August 20, 2007

YOU MEAN NANCY DOESN'T WANT THEM IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD?:

Gitmo plan has Kansans uneasy: Proposal to move detainees raises legal and safety questions (Kirsten Scharnberg, August 20, 2007, Chicago Tribune)

As high-profile Republicans increasingly join Democrats and civil rights groups in denouncing the U.S. holding of alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, a proposal to move detainees to this historic Army post in the geographic heart of America is gaining widespread political support.

Under the plan, several hundred foreign detainees could be transported from the U.S. detention facility in Cuba, a prison that has evoked worldwide outrage amid allegations of strong-arm interrogation tactics, to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks here, the Department of Defense's only maximum-security prison on U.S. soil.

The plan has drawn criticism from many residents around Ft. Leavenworth.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2007 2:58 PM
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Republican politicians are spineless.

The goal is to move the detainees to the US, thus enable them to use the federal courts and criminal proceedings in which they can look thru evidence, the method of collecting evidence and such, and access to and intimidate witnesses. Like various spy cases, the US govt. will be reluctant to disclose their sources, thus has to release the suspects. Leavenworth will be a half-way house for the Gitmeses. I wonder if the spineless Reps and Dems are ready to put them up as their house guests.

Posted by: ic at August 20, 2007 4:02 PM

If we must, why not Alcatraz?

Posted by: Genecis at August 20, 2007 4:53 PM

No. The Guananemo gambit is to get the help of the Eisentrager case. We don't need Eisentrager if we have the recent statutes on military detainees. Of course if we lose the S.Ct. that's a whole other issue.

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 20, 2007 5:31 PM
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