229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban and foreign fighters may be moved to a max. security prison in Michigan or Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Obama wants GITMO closed by Jan. 22, 2010. They are looking to create a courtroom-within-a-prison complex within these facilities to help lessen the burden of transporting such dangerous prisoners. Even though, "As many as an estimated 170 of the detainees now at Guantanamo are unlikely to be prosecuted. Some are being held indefinitely because government officials do not want to take the chance of seeing them acquitted in a trial. The rest are considered candidates for release, but the U.S. cannot find foreign countries willing to take them."
Is it worth the $100 million to upgrade these facilities for say, 59 detainees and make this change just to create a "Guantanamo in Kansas or wherever"???
Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:05 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 3:07 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 3:24 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Oh they won't be in there for long. I believe that the constitution, gives anyone the right to a trial, if on our land, rather a citizen or not. So what are they going to hold them on? From what I understand the evidence they have on them was obtained illegally, therefore can not be used in a trail and therefore they can not hold them. So they will be let go into our society. Isn't that lovely.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Andy McCarthy Letter
Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by michiganmom116 at 4:55 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:03 PM on Aug. 2, 2009
Whatever the good intentions of the organizers, the meeting will obviously be used by the administration to claim that its policy was arrived at in consultation with current and former government officials experienced in terrorism cases and national security issues. I deeply disagree with this policy, which I believe is a violation of federal law and a betrayal of the president’s first obligation to protect the American people. Under the circumstances, I think the better course is to register my dissent, rather than be used as a prop.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:04 PM on Aug. 2, 2009