[Guest post by DRJ]
This month’s trial balloon from the Obama Administration is a new way to deal with the Guantanamo detainees:
“The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.”
The facility would be jointly operated by the Justice Department, the military and the Department of Homeland Security. Initial reports focus on a Michigan state maximum security prison that is scheduled for closure (cost to upgrade: $100M) or the military penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
There’s a lot to consider and discuss regarding this proposal, but my first reaction is that implementing it will undoubtedly make Cash-for-Clunkers look well-run. Plus liberals, conservatives and libertarians may finally agree on something: I suspect most of them won’t like it.