Wednesday, August 24, 2005


As Bubblehead reported in the previous post, the BRAC Commissioners have voted 6-3 to remove SUBASE New London from the closure list.

Here's the AP story.

This is an enormous victory for Team CT, and in particular for Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT), whose Congressional district the base resides in. I had taken Simmons to task earlier this summer for making statements that I thought were exaggerated. As it happens, Simmons has been vindicated, and the base at Groton saved.

The BRAC commissioners had spent a good amount of time visiting the base and its proponents, and obviously, the arguments made by Team CT and other high-profile supporters like House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and former President Jimmy Carter struck a chord.

Frankly, this is a spectacular victory for everyone who advocated for the base, and they should be proud of their efforts. I hope to post more as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, keep an eye on Bubblehead's post for updates and also check out his coverage at The Stupid Shall Be Punished.


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