Monday, November 10, 2008

The Future of Guantanamo

President-Elect Obama plans to close Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at his earliest opportunity. This is not so simple a task. What do you do with those awaiting trial? Under what court system can you try them? If you plan on bringing them stateside (Dumb, dumb, dumb), then how will you guarantee security while they await trial? Et cetera and so on.

There are more legal issues than I can comprehend, but I do know that we need to remember 2 very important things about this situation:

1. The detainees are not U.S. citizens, they are in fact enemy combatants who wish us all dead and have actively tried to carry out that wish.
2. We are at war. This should not be treated like some protracted episode of "Law & Order."

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