Our wacky governor – she’s always looking for a way to balance our state’s out of control budget. This one is brilliant: Michigan has offered to house the Gitmo detainees in an abandoned prison in Standish, Michigan.
A twofer! We get to use the jail that Governor Granholm closed to save the state money (The prisoners? Well, we released most of them. It was part of a two step program, first we “rightsized” the prisons, second, we “rightsized” the prison population to fit the “rightsized” prisons. See how that works?) and we get the federal government to pay us for “detaining” a pack of trained terrorists that hate our way of life and want us all dead. What’s the downside?
And since the site selected is in Michigan’s Thumb area, well know for nurturing home-grown domestic terrorist Terry Nichols, maybe we can bring him back home too.
It appears that he’s not happy with his current Federally provided quarters, due to the quality of the food.
Perhaps the special Halal meals prepared for our Muslim guests will suit Mr. Nichols dietary needs. If not, I’m sure we can find a chef to cater to his religion as well: the religion of “my body is a holy temple, but yours is cannon fodder.” Come to think of it, he does have a lot in common with the Gitmo terrorists.