Still trying to make good on President Obama's vow to shut the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, within a year of taking office, an interagency team from the Pentagon, Justice and Homeland Security departments visited a maximum security prison in Standish, Mich. on Thursday to evaluate whether it could be used as a combination courtoom-lockup for 229 al Qaeda, Taliban and other foreign fighters now in U.S. custody...
But the prospect of turning Michigan into what one congressman called a "terrorist penal colony" is bringing out the NIMBY spirit -- and posing some delicate political calculations for elected officials.
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