Miltitary Tribunals To Be Held In Illinois

Earlier we reported on President Obama's decision to move the Guantanamo detainees to Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois.

Also today, a senior administration official told the Chicago Tribune and others on a conference call the administration plans to conduct the military tribunals of the detainees at that facility.

So those going to Thomson will be those tried by military commissions -- and those who, like at Gitmo, are being held indefinitely without charges or trials. (The others will be released to their home or other countries.)

Is this any more than a change in zip code? The ACLU has more on Gitmo, Illinois.

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    Guantanamo on Hell's Branch. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ben Masel on Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 09:29:30 PM EST
    Couldn't make this up, that's the name of the watershed.

    Didn't realize it was so close to my hometown (none / 0) (#2)
    by ruffian on Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 09:47:52 PM EST
    of Rockford. Some pretty places near there - Dubuque, Galena, Blackhawk Statue.

    I don't agree with having military tribunals rather than trials, but logistically I have to believe it is a lot easier to have the tribunals there than in Cuba.  And I do like my tyranny neat and tidy.