Would you support the closing of Guantanamo Bay?
Why would we close it?
The comment seems obvious, answer it
It provides a great place to hold terrorists so they cannot escape and immediately be on American soil. And since it's not on American soil we can get the information out of the terrorists much more effectively
At this time, no. It's going to be a long road to become safely detached from world events.
Yes, and every other US base around the world. I agree with Ron Paul!
Closing every base would mean closing every embassy too. Powerful countries like us have embassies. We'd lose power and influence resulting in other countries looking down on us and see us as a shrinking power out of its prime.
I do agree we should close some bases however. We think we're the world police.
Other Countries already do that.
Yes I would.
Why do we need to close a strategic base? The prison is another story. It is useful. But necessary?
@nathan: are you meaning closing the base, or only the prison?
Thank you. My question too.
A family member disappeared in 1931 from his home in Russia during the "threats." Government accusation without defense is dangerous. The USA is "droning" enemy suspects whose only crime has been to be seen w a known enemy. Will we be as unsafe?
Guantanamo is ultimately a stain on this country. It goes against everything we once claimed to stand for and fight for.
How can we claim to stand for justice if we ourselves don't uphold it?
The base as well, or just the prison?
The base? Or just the prison?
(To anyone who said yes) what do you suppose we do with all the terrorists being kept there? Let them go? As if.
Let them go free and terrorize us some more. Jk
I support Guantanamo Bay.
Move them to a stateside prison..
Not like it's the only military based prison.. At least 4 that I know of..
Thank you Obama for breaking your promise! I really do not want terrorist present on the mainland.
If we moved them to the US they would gain some rights by being on our soil which could cause problems with the countries they came from.
"Terrorists"? Sorry, have they been tried and convicted?
We could reopen Alcatraz,
I'm sure tourist, would pay big money to add them to the tour...
You are technically correct, I won't lie, but they were captured in the battlefield I mean if I were simply a civilian in the area I would get the hell out of there which makes it highly unlikely they are actually civilians.
No bethany we dont do that anymore
Holding an uncharged "combatant" indefinitely is absolutely unacceptable.
Mr. Obama is not following through on his promise, is he?
He hasn't delivered on quite a few things.
"Highly unlikely" isn't the burden of proof in criminal cases, unless the law has seriously changed since I took the bar exam.
How did you do it Bethany, how did you cheat on the bar exam in California?
Lol sorry, I thought of that when I read bar exam. I just watched Catch Me if You Can again.
One point goes to whoever knows what state is in the actual quote...
I see what you did there...
To my knowledge, the Geneva conventions do not say anything about holding POWs without charging them.
The Geneva Conventions declare it one of the gravest of war crimes to engage in torture. Another grave war crime? Willfully depriving someone accused of another war crime of their right to a fair trial.
If they are recognized as POWs, the US can hold them until the end of hostilities without charging them. I never said that I agreed with torturing POWs. There are better ways to extract information.
Gitmo isn't a POW camp and does not comply with the rules for detention of POWs. Further, there are no plans for eventual repatriation, a prerequisite for POW status. They aren't being held until a war ends. They are supposedly being held for crimes.
Yes and no.. But mostly yes.. Without Fidel, I don't think we need to worry bout Cuba anymore
Hey do you follow A-Fly and participate that that congress. I think you would like that and you would be another smart guy in it
Nope but I will. Thanks
This name is SpeakerAFly with no spaces
Another issue we agree on, Nathan, or at least I think we do....
Ok. Following him..