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    Why does Obama want to close Gitmo? What's his reasoning behind shutting it down? Is it used only for suspected terrorists? Where will these people go when it is closed? Thanks.
     
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    They are being sent to New Mexico.
     
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    Bush would have liked to close it down but it would have looked like a U turn.Obama is getting rid of the Albatross.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Therein lies the problem. Where will those people go and what will their status be inside the borders of this nation?

    Closing it is fine, but, then what?
     
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    "Is it used only for suspected terrorists?"

    have you heard of habeas corpus?

    the tower of london?

    america?
     
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    yeah, the monkey has left us with another problem no doubt.
     
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    stopped all the terrorist trials, including Kalib Sheik Mohammad. the admitted mastermind of 9-11.. :clap2: obama obama obama obama!
     
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    He needs to close Gitmo because it's a symbol of abuse of legal process. The U.S. doesn't disappear people... we don't take away the right to habeas corpus... we don't torture people.

    Or didn't until Bush.

    That's why.

    That said, these people should be tried and convicted if there's evidence against them.
     
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    Well, considering that Cheney has several borderline illegal prisons here in Texas, and considering all the crap that has come to light about GITMO and waterboarding, I kinda think that the whole place needs closed.

    I mean, if the foundation of your house is fucked up, you can't keep building on it. Same here, the principles that were put in place when GITMO was started, well......they were based on fucked up ideals.

    Close the place down, and if a reason comes up that they need to be placed on trial, put 'em in US prisons (we've got several supermax prisons), and give them a trial according to US law. Let GITMO go back to what it was originally intended for......

    A Naval Training Base.

    Besides, those were crimes against American people, which took American life. Why the hell SHOULDN'T we try them according to our laws?

    Unless.......of course.......they're doing something illegal........
     
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    From my understanding, Obama is going to change the process. Couldn't he do this while still utilizing the facility? I just wonder where anyone there will go, that's all. Thanks.
     

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