Monday, January 5, 2009

What to do with Gitmo?

Via NPR:

During his campaign for the White House, President-elect Barack Obama was unequivocal about closing the remote U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Just days after he won the presidential election, a transition team made up of analysts, lawyers and military officials began tackling the Guantanamo issue.

They started sifting through the files of the roughly 250 men still held there, looking at the intelligence on — and the evidence against — the prisoners, trying to come up with new ideas to solve the Guantanamo conundrum.


Those issues center on what to do with the terror suspects if the Guantanamo prison camp is shuttered. Bellinger's office was instrumental in bringing about the release or repatriation of about 500 of the Guantanamo prisoners. About another 60 are cleared to go, but there are problems finding countries willing to take them.

While there is no easy answer, a fair trial seems the most logical choice. Otherwise send them home to be processed.

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