The ruling came down today.
I noticed this in the article:
“About 400 detainees are being held at the facility, including admitted September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 13 other suspected top al Qaeda members.”
That makes me wonder what the other 386 are being held for. That’s a lot of people who aren’t top al Qaeda leaders…do we hold these guys forever? And from time to time the U.S. does release some of the prisoners…have these guys been found innocent? What’s the deal with that? If you are really a terrorist and a bad enough person to be held in Guantanamo for years then why would the suddenly let you go?
Something needs to be done about Guantanamo and I think I’m in the camp that says it should close. It doesn’t look good to have this facility outside of the U.S. where we can just hold people for as long as we want. Charge them with something or send them back to their own country. Just from the numbers standpoint you figure that at least 5% are innocent and being held for no reason. What a horrible experience and we know that some of the prisoners are under the age of 18.