Should we bring the Gitmo detainees to the USA?
March 3, 2009 7:51am CST
Below is an email I recieved from congress.org. What are your thoughts? What do we do with these people? If you do not want them brought to USA: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12824316&type=ML If you think they should be brought to USA: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12824406&type=ML I am very interested in your opinions. xxx "SHOULD GUANTANAMO DETAINEES BE BANNED FROM THE UNITED STATES? As the Obama administration moves toward shuttering the detention facility for 250 suspected terrorists and enemy combatants at Guantånamo Bay, Cuba, in 2010, Members of Congress are beginning to focus on what might happen to the detainees after Gitmo is closed. Democrats and civil libertarians were harshly critical of the facility during the Bush administration, but they face significant challenges as they prepare to shut it down. House Republicans may not have the answers, but they have hit upon a not-in-my-backyard suggestion that should at least be popular with their constituents, even if it doesn’t stand much chance of passing. They know what they don’t want — they don’t want any of the detainees warehoused in their own states. Several bills have been introduced to keep detainees out of certain states and districts after the base is closed. Should Gitmo detainees be banned from U.S. prisons and military bases or be allowed to be transferred to federal facilities in the United States? Tell President Barack Obama and Congress how you feel by voting in our action poll."