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GITMO. Am I just mistaken or

are we closing a perfectly good, secure, internationally inspected and PAID for facility....so we can move the prisoners to a less secure federal prison in the heartland of the US that will be paid for with money BORROWED from China?

Closing one, opening another. It just doesn't make any sense to me.

Thoughts?

 
yourspecialkid

Asked by yourspecialkid at 10:53 AM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We are closing a perfectly good facility to help libs feel "good" about themsleves.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:17 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Well, nothing about closing GITMO makes sense to me, so naturally I am bias.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:04 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • The Marine who built the Guantanamo Bay prison says the U.S. lost the "moral high ground" with its treatment of prisoners and the facility should be closed.

    Marine Major Gen. Michael Lehnert spoke to reporters Thursday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.

    "I think we should close it down," Lehnert said as he recounted his experience at the Cuban facility in early 2002. "The information we're getting [from detainees] isn't worth the international beating we are taking."

    Lehnert's remarks came during a wide-ranging discussion on the eve of his retirement from the Marine Corps, reported the North County Times. He spent the last four years overseeing six of its West Coast bases, including Camp Pendleton. It was the first time he expressed his opinions about Guantanamo in detail.

    http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/409192893/m/3400021432001
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:08 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Here are some of the autrocities that have been committed at Gitmo

    Three square meals a day, and to add insult to injury, the cooks work round the clock to provide Ramadan specific meals

    Only civilian Muslim interpreters can move and inspect the koran.

    Senior citizen detainees (over age 50) are entitled to colonosscopy,

    The shame of it all.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:09 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Gen. Patraeus: Close Gitmo, End Torture -- Politics Daily

    Speaking with Radio Free Europe on Sunday, General David Patreaus came out with two very clear statements that are not
    likely to make former Vice President Dick Cheney very happy. In short, Patraeus is siding with President Barack Obama on the matters of closing Guantanamo Bay prison, and ending the government sanctioned practice of torture on detainees.

    "I think, on balance, that those moves help [us]," said the chief of U.S. Central Command. "In fact, I have long been on record as having testified and also in helping write doctrine for interrogation techniques that are completely in line with the Geneva Convention. And as a division commander in Iraq in the early days, we put out guidance very early on to make sure that our soldiers, in fact, knew that we needed to stay within those guidelines.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:10 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • 2008 presidential campaign rival Sen. John McCain and one of his closest supporters Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement today praising President Obama’s executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    “We support President Obama's decision to close the prison at Guantanamo, reaffirm America's adherence to the Geneva Conventions, and begin a process that will, we hope, lead to the resolution of all cases of Guantanamo detainees,” said Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham. “The executive orders issued today constitute an important step in the right direction but leave several major issues unaddressed.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/McCain-Graham-GITMO
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:11 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • The Republican senators discussed the thorny issues that lie ahead, “Present at Guantanamo are a number of detainees who have been cleared for release but have found no foreign country willing to accept them. Other detainees have been deemed too dangerous for release, but the sensitive nature of the evidence makes prosecution difficult. The military's proper role in processing detainees held on the battlefield at Bagram, Afghanistan, and other military prisons around the world must be defended, but that is left unresolved. Also unresolved is the type of judicial process that would replace the military commissions. We believe the military commissions should have been allowed to continue their work. We look forward to working with the President and his administration on these issues, keeping in mind that the first priority of the U.S. government is to guarantee the security of the American people.”
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:12 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Sweet, are you capable of an original thought, or are you just so addicted to C&P that you don't bother to have an opinion?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • sweet, thanks for the opinions of OTHERS on whether or not to close Gitmo. Do you have an answer for the original question?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:14 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • "The information we're getting [from detainees] isn't worth the international beating we are taking"

    Yes all those in prison are honest people and speak the truth. (sarcasm)
    rotPferd

    Answer by rotPferd at 11:14 AM on Dec. 15, 2009