Gitmo Detainees to Standish – A Clear and Present Danger

“…there is every reason to believe that the places of both trial and confinement for such defendants would become attractive targets for others intent on creating mayhem, whether it be terrorists intent on inflicting casualties on the local population, or lawyers intent on filing waves of lawsuits over issues as diverse as whether those captured in combat must be charged with crimes or released, or the conditions of confinement for all prisoners, whether convicted or not.”

Former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey succinctly captures the essence of many arguments against holding Guantanamo detainees on US soil in a Wall Street Journal article.

Today Standish City Council is holding an “emergency” meeting to discuss. Citizens are upset and aroused over what many perceive as a cavalier attitude by the council.

Watch this space for more news.

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