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I am glad for the closure provided the death of Bin Laden, but there's one loose thread hanging out there that hasn't been sewn up.

The prisoners held at Guatanamo Bay have all been there for several years. It's highly unlikely that any of them have any current information regarding Al-Qaeda or its splinter groups.

Let's clean up this mess that still stains the honor of the American People.

If we've got some non-partisan momentum for being serious, let's use it for something truly worthwhile.

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  •  Wanna close Gitmo, for good? (2+ / 0-)
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    Dude1701, sacrelicious

    Critical Thinking: The Other National Deficit.

    by cultjake on Mon May 02, 2011 at 10:03:05 AM PDT

  •  My only question is.... (0+ / 0-)

    What do we do with the people being held there? We can't legally -- or morally -- send them to a place where they will be killed, and their home countries have made it clear that they will do this.

    No state is willing to take them. Not since it became a political issue (Obama does it, it's wrong, the repubs say. Bush does it -- well that's just a dandy idea.)

    And one thing I have never been able to shake. When Ahmed Ghailani was brought from Gitmo to the United States for trial on the embassy bombing case, he was quoted in the NYT saying that he wanted to go back to Gitmo, because it was nicer than the American prison.

    A big comment on American prisons. I'm not sure which is worse.

  •  This would be a good pivot (0+ / 0-)

    War on Terror doesn't need GITMO anymore.

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    by sacrelicious on Mon May 02, 2011 at 11:51:08 AM PDT

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