Closing It

26 Jan

John McCain was for closing Guantanamo Bay and moving detainees to Leavenworth before he was against it.

What I don’t get is why Republicans want to keep Guantanamo open so badly, and why they’re so opposed to transferring detainees to supermax facilities in the United States?

3 Responses to “Closing It”

  1. Restaino January 26, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    It doesn’t make any sense at all!! I mean our prisons will be able to house those inmates just like any other ones. The problem is when those inmates come on our soil then we are responsible and Republicans don’t like that thought. Out of sight out of mind.

  2. dougk January 27, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Load the terrorist bastards in an Airbus A320, give the pilots a chance to bail out, have the NTSB blame the crash on Canada geese… it can happen!

  3. Ben McD January 27, 2009 at 3:43 am #

    The debate has never been about what prison the detainees would be held at. It has been about how we were going to fight terrorism. Do we fight it as if we are at war, or as a policing force enforcing the law? Whether or not GITMO stayed open was an extension of that debate, for both sides.

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