The talk of the town seems to be that President Obama is entertaining the idea of sending prisoners from Guantanmo Bay into a Michigan prison. Maybe he thinks that in upper Michigan they will be so cold and isolated the alleged terrorists would not have terrorism on their minds.
This really doesn’t seem to be a good time to spring this one on America as tempers are still flaring at town hall meetings across the nation over the health care reform. The prison they would be moved to is a maximum security prison that will soon be closed. The other possible location is Leavenworth which is in Kansas.
According to the Michigan Messenger, in the past this idea was “endorsed” by Rep. Bart Stupak, who represents the congressional district where the prison is located, Sen. Carl Levin and former Gov. John Engler. The plan is only opposed by Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Republican candidate for governor in 2010.