Thursday, May 21, 2009

Montana town will take Guantanamo detainees

This little video is kind of hilarious, it's an interview from Olbermann's show last night with Greg Smith, a Montana town's economic development director whose town is hurting and happens to have a virtually empty prison. Smith speaks from the empty prison. They're willing to take 100 of the Guantanamo detainees while they await trial. His common sense disarms a lot of the ridiculous fear mongering rhetoric about what to do with these detainees. Of course, it doesn't mean it'll actually happen, the Montana congressional delegation is against it. At least Olbermann's now elevated the possibility to national attention. And the visual of the interview and the positive attitude of Smith are refreshing to see in this ever tangled story.