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Gitmo's Underlying Problem ( Where ya gonna put the prisoners? )
humanevents.com ^ | 11/17/2008 | Robert Maginnis

Posted on 11/18/2008 2:14:00 PM PST by kellynla

President-elect Obama has promised to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo (Gitmo) Bay, Cuba even though the alternatives are unattractive. But before he shutters that facility the new president must resolve the underlying problem that made Gitmo infamous.

The problem that torpedoed Gitmo was the government's failure to identify the appropriate means to handle captured terrorists who haven't committed a "crime" but undoubtedly would if left free to roam. To what legal process are these terror suspects entitled if they are going to be detained long-term?

Otherwise, the legal issues related to Gitmo have been resolved by three Supreme Court rulings, federal laws like the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, which enacted our long-standing policy regarding treatment of detainees, and administration policies like the Department of Defense Detainee Program that prescribes the minimum standards of care for detainees in accordance with Common Article 3 to the Geneva Conventions.

Today, Gitmo is a legally accountable and a state-of-the-art detention facility. Detainees have recreation facilities, world-class medical care, culturally appropriate meals, and their cases are reviewed annually.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: gitmo; guantanamobay; obama; obamatransitionfile; prisoners
"Gitmo may be a black eye on our image abroad but it serves two critical functions -- it keeps the terrorist killers off our battlefields, and it keeps America's streets safer."
1 posted on 11/18/2008 2:14:01 PM PST by kellynla
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To: kellynla

I’m sure they can join Ayers as professors at our esteemed universities.


2 posted on 11/18/2008 2:15:24 PM PST by MNDude
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To: kellynla
Watch the O-man sprinkle them in our prisons to radicalize the inmates!

Nothin quite like a ready-made army to power that domestic insurrection!

3 posted on 11/18/2008 2:15:27 PM PST by Carry_Okie (If Barack Obama is Vladamir Lenin, Bill Ayers is Leon Trotsky.)
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To: kellynla
Where ya gonna put the prisoners?

In Obama's administration, of course.

4 posted on 11/18/2008 2:17:03 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: kellynla

God used to advise the Israelites about what to do with those they had to defeat in battle.


5 posted on 11/18/2008 2:20:18 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: kellynla

Let them loose in New York.


6 posted on 11/18/2008 2:20:37 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: kellynla

No, No, NO!! The problem is not where you put the prisoners, it’s what you do with these brand new “citizens” when they are set free on our streets because the US Marine who captured his sorry Islamo-fascist ass didn’t read him his Miranda Rights first...


7 posted on 11/18/2008 2:21:42 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: kellynla
When we collectivize, we'll either allot them a nice wide spot of (what used to be) someone else's land, or they'll live in government housing and receive welfare, of course! Your new next door neighbor:
8 posted on 11/18/2008 2:22:04 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: Bean Counter

I’m seeing less and less upside to taking prisoners.


9 posted on 11/18/2008 2:22:46 PM PST by BipolarBob (Democrats: Hunting is murder but abortion is a right. God will not be mocked.)
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To: kellynla

Put ‘em in San Francisco,


10 posted on 11/18/2008 2:24:37 PM PST by eCSMaster
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To: kellynla

maybe we could get alcatraz up & functional...


11 posted on 11/18/2008 2:25:47 PM PST by stylin19a ( Real Men don't declare unplayable lies)
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To: kellynla

Maybe the stupid one will put them in his administration.
There are plenty already there so what difference would it make\?


12 posted on 11/18/2008 2:25:48 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: kellynla

Excellent article, excellent question!

I’d love to see the Department of Defense start construction of a new prison camp...oh, let’s say just south of Wilmington Delaware or maybe near Northbrook Illinois.

Can you imagine the outcry? It’d go something like this...

“But, but, but...Oh No, we said we wanted Guanatanamo closed...but...but...but we don’t want those prisoners kept near where we live!”.

It’d be a classic case of liberal NIMBY.


13 posted on 11/18/2008 2:27:21 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: kellynla

I don’t know how much petitions work but I am not going to sit by silently as Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid re-make our nation in their liberal image.

That’s why I just joined a grassroots conservative effort to
RESIST Obama’s liberal agenda. Please go here to join with me:

http://www.grassfire.org/111/petition.asp?PID=18878009&NID=1


14 posted on 11/18/2008 2:29:21 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: kellynla

Six feet under.


15 posted on 11/18/2008 2:29:40 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kellynla

The courts overruled the executive and created this mess. For all I care, turn ‘em lose in DC and San Fran, both are friendly cities.


16 posted on 11/18/2008 2:29:45 PM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats - Orwell's Children)
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To: kellynla

Enroll them all in Berkely.


17 posted on 11/18/2008 2:30:46 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: kellynla

Every single one of his stated policy decisions has a consequence that is far worse than the issue itself.

The man has no experience, no intelligence and never seems to allow the facts to get in the way of his arrogance.


18 posted on 11/18/2008 2:31:06 PM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: kellynla

Before 1/20/09, way out over the ocean, at night, the tail gate opens up and....

19 posted on 11/18/2008 2:31:42 PM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: kellynla
Where to put them?


20 posted on 11/18/2008 2:32:55 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: kellynla

I hear the Aleutians are lovely this time of year.

We could give them a plastic fork and a thong and let them free up there.


21 posted on 11/18/2008 2:33:03 PM PST by usmcobra (Go ask Obama for your change, and don't bug me!)
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To: kellynla

They can bunk with Obamessiah’s mother-in-law at the Smoke House.


22 posted on 11/18/2008 2:34:34 PM PST by twister881
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To: Feline_AIDS; MNDude

I agree with post #2. They guy would fit right in as a university professor. Actually, there is probably little he has to say that hasn’t already been said by english profs at every college in America. It would be hard to find any disagreement.

When you consider who’s doing the teaching in the US, its no surprise we lost the election. The surprise is if we ever win another one.


23 posted on 11/18/2008 2:35:38 PM PST by marron
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To: Impy; kellynla; DakotaGator; All

Where to put them? See post #20.


24 posted on 11/18/2008 2:38:37 PM PST by LucyT (.......................Don't go wobbly now.......................)
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To: kellynla

The White House is gonna be full of terrorists anyway, put ‘em in there with the rest of the Soetoro entourage.


25 posted on 11/18/2008 2:39:58 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: kellynla

cut ‘em loose with a month of vouchers at the Howard Johnson’s across the street from the Watergate in DC...that’ll get that Murtha moving!!!


26 posted on 11/18/2008 2:45:07 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: aWolverine

I say drop them all off on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. If a terrorist-loving nation wishes to launch a rescue operation or if the perps can get off the island themselves, more power to them. At least make the SOBs work for it.


27 posted on 11/18/2008 2:45:40 PM PST by lado
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To: kellynla
Yucca Mountain. May as well use it to store something.
28 posted on 11/18/2008 2:45:40 PM PST by JHL (Ps 118:8-9)
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To: MNDude

make Hyde Park Chicago a sanctuary city for terror


29 posted on 11/18/2008 2:45:59 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: lado
I say drop them all off on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. If a terrorist-loving nation wishes to launch a rescue operation or if the perps can get off the island themselves, more power to them. At least make the SOBs work for it.

I've always loved the idea of banishment/total disenfranchisement. It makes an incredible amount of sense, especially in shutting up the bleeding hearts who can't stand capital punishment or "torture". OK, they have been declared furniture. You want to protect them, go f'ing nuts. Otherwise, they are no concern of the state's either way.

30 posted on 11/18/2008 2:51:58 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: kellynla
Who ya gonna call?

The Jihadbusters are having a special this month.

31 posted on 11/18/2008 2:56:04 PM PST by x
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To: kellynla
John McCain was looking at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. We in St. Louis were less than enthusiastic, as it's about 150 miles down the road. It will certainly make it easier for the large contingent of Al Quaida living in Columbia, Missouri, to visit. Somehow I don't think this is gonna’ work out as well as the German War Prisoners from WWII did. Just my opinion.
32 posted on 11/18/2008 3:08:47 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: kellynla

Drop them overboard half way to Miami and let them swim the rest of the way.


33 posted on 11/18/2008 3:14:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: usmcobra
I hear the Aleutians are lovely this time of year.

We could give them a plastic fork and a thong and let them free up there.

Hey, I like that one! (See my profile page for the reason why)

34 posted on 11/18/2008 3:19:12 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: kellynla

Where ya gonna put the prisoners?
_______________________
What prisoners? They were here some time ago but they’ve all disappeared...don’t know what happen to them.


35 posted on 11/18/2008 3:37:29 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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