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Closing Guantanamo Bay Could Impact Kansas

President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base before the end of the year.

That’s got a lot of Kansans nervous because there is a great deal of speculation that Ft. Leavenworth, in the northeastern part of the state, will be the new home for the 250 detainees currently housed at GITMO.

Second District Congress Woman Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation that would prevent the detainees from coming to Kansas. Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is one of the legislation’s sponsors.

In a speech on the House floor Moran said, “Fort Leavenworth is clearly an unsuitable location. This critical national security decision deserves critical thought. Detainees should not be moved where they do not belong and detainees do not belong at Ft. Leavenworth.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".