Even though the Democrats caved into Republican fear mongering over housing the Guantanamo Bay detainees in American prisons is seems the town of Hardin, Montana, is more concerned about the jobs it would bring than being afraid of keeping the prisoners in their back yard. Hardin's town council voted unanimously earlier this month to approve the offer.
Olbermann: So you and your neighbors are willing to take a hundred detainees that the FBI Director and some Senators and foreign countries are afraid to? Why are you willing to do this?
Smith: Well they're going to be in here. They're not going to go anywhere. I think we have a secure lockup and the next part is really the outside issue with how do you protect it. I guess we maintain if you look around, we're pretty flat. We think that it would be easy to protect and if you can't protect 3400 people in Hardin, Montana, we've got larger problems in this country.
Right in Dick Cheney's back yard. Imagine that!
(Originally posted on Wednesday May 20, 2009 9:18pm)