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Why does Gitmo need to be closed?

This seems pretty drastic to me. There has to be a place for prisoners of war and terrorists that is outside of the US. IF Gitmo is so terrible why not just reform it. Why does it have to close and let all of these potentially very dangerous people onto US soil? It sounds a lot like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

 
AngelDawn7

Asked by AngelDawn7 at 5:06 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It has only become an embarressment to the idiots who buy the stupid FAR left wing crap. Gitmo is rated as the best prison America has. Read real news and listen to people who worked there. These people are treated better than any other prison in the world. And they are not US citizens the bill of rights is ours not theirs.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:45 AM on May. 23, 2009

  • I am sure that Cuba doesn't mind having our "very dangerous" political prisoners and terrorists on their soil. Most other countries are able to detain their terrorists on their home soil. Perhaps we should too.
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 5:09 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Where Gitmo is located is considered US soil. It is also a $200 million dollar high security facility. There is nothing available in the continental US that is as secure.

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:36 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Keeping Gitmo open is a lovely idea, if you're recruiting for Al Quida.

    We need these people to be treated like HUMAN BEINGS. We need to obey the conventions that protect our prisoners of war. We need trials and resolution and probably a lot of very intense therapy for the people who were locked up in there. There's a reason we presume innocence in this country, there's a reason we HAVE a justice system. It's time to act humanely towards even our enemies.

    Also, just in case anyone missed this, they're not moving Gitmo prisoners INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS OMG!!!1~~1!!!eleven!! They're taking them to facilities in the united states that routinely have to deal with every kind of twisted criminal you can imagine. Some scared kid from New York who had the wrong last name at the wrong time is gonna be nothing for guards that are used to dealing with the guy with the swastika carved into his forehead.
    Sarah_Dorian

    Answer by Sarah_Dorian at 5:59 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • It is a place off the grid, where men can be treated like animals. The problem is that its a dumping ground. Not all the people there are guilty, and as long as they are sitting there they are not getting a trial. Its just a dirty backhanded violation of human rights. Not all "terrorist" are created equal, but all men are.
    momandvet

    Answer by momandvet at 5:59 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I feel so bad for those poor freedom fighters being abused at gitmo. I say let them go put them on welfare and give them nice houses to live in right in the heart of blue state territories.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:35 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • For all of ypu who think gitmo is so cruel the real cruelty is putting them in US prisons. They will beg to go back to gitmo.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:36 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • We need to find place for them in US. there was story in 60 minutes (CBS) about the prisoners from GITMO who were released to Saudi- Arabia. Half of them are back again hating everything and anything about US.
    And some people there are not terrorrists. They have the right to be treated like humans and get the trails needed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I'm not saying the Gitmo doesn't need to be reformed, but why do we have to close it down. Make the changes within Gitmo. Just moving them to another facility is not guaranteeing that they will be treated any better. Do you honestly believe being in Leavenworth would be any better?
    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 7:00 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • well even the red cross reports say that they are treated quite well at gitmo they wouldnt want a US prison.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:53 PM on May. 22, 2009

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