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April 30th, 2009
01:53 PM ET

Montana town: Send us the Gitmo prisoners

A rural Montana town wants terror suspects held at Guantanamo prison moved there. City developers are lobbying the U.S. government to relocate the more than 200 prisoners at Gitmo to a new but empty prison in Hardin, Montana. Watch as Kyra Phillips asks the man behind the plan how the town of 3,400 would handle the prisoners.

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  1. pitbull486

    What the CIA did with the prisoners was breaking the law. What the soldiers did by piling up those prisoners and then having pictures taken with the soldiers smiling, is what Hitler did with the Jews during the war. Hitler is a monster for how he treated the Jews and SO MANY Others, but our soldiers should be forgiven for what the way they treated those prisoners. The General, she should be in prison for life without parole and thats just because we cannot stone her. All those other soldiers in those pictures, no one ordered them to take those pictures, that was just plain stupidity and they are should be lucky they got off with what they did. Learn from your stupidity and move on with life, because if you keep looking back, you are going to see and ugly guy back in WWII that looks just like you and did the same inhumane things you did.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  2. ben

    If they have a prison fit for them let them use it. i don't see a problem with the old facility either as long as it has a new staff. the guards should not have tortured them but from what i saw of the tapes what those prisoners recieved was nothing compared to what i recieved in their comrads hands. i would have gladly traded place with them. i went through daily beatings, electracution, dehydration, starvation, psicological torture. a little humiliation would be a welcome relief in comparison.
    the american people really need to be made aware that our enemies do not abide by any rules but their own. you being offended by that, does not bother them one bit. they thrive on it. especially since they know you won't do anything about it. use the new prison or the old but never forget that were the roles reversed the vidios would be more graphic and have a more final ending.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  3. Anita Cantrell

    The soldiers were imprisoned for torture however, they crossed the line with the sexual content. In the photos placed on CNN you can plainly see that the ex-soldiers were gratifying their own sexual perversions at the expense of the prisoners. Whether President Obama gives these ex-soldiers a presidential pardon or not, he should consider placing these ex-soldiers on the national sex offender crime lists like all other offenders that have offenses in sexual nature.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  4. Abhi (pronounced ugh-bee)

    Bad Idea!
    Who is going to stop local residents from applying to the almost guaranteed opening of positions once the facility is operational? Secondly, if certain individuals bring with them the strong emotions associated with terrorism from the heart of America, we could potentially have another "Gitmo-type" abuse of power, or if anything a sticky unwanted political situation!

    April 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  5. Abhi (pronounced ugh-bee)

    As far as the Gitmo soldiers arrested, the CIA was let go because of their closer relations to the executive branch and it's major mistakes. However wrong, immoral and unprofessional the solders behaved, they were still in the realm of pranks and obscene behavior, they should have been given a punishment but slightly less extreme in punitive nature.

    April 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

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