Saturday, August 25, 2007

Gitmo plan has Kansans uneasy
FT. LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - 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.

1 comment:

jack said...

It was my understanding that they had this prison in Cuba because it was outside the national laws of the USA? Wouldn't moving the prisoners within the reach of national US laws be counter productive?