Where is Sam Damon?

A blog dedicated to debate and commentary on national security, foreign affairs, veterans' issues, and a whole host of other topics. If you are not familiar with who Sam Damon is, click here. Feel free to post comments or contact Onager via e-mail at whereissamdamon@gmail.com.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Joint Task Force - GuantánamoSaginaw

Standish, MI, located on picturesque Saginaw Bay, is in the bidding for a "terrorist penal colony"

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...