Dems want to move Gitmo Detainees to US
In possibly one of the more stupid proposals ever made House Democrats want to close down Gitmo and move the remaing detainees there to military brigs here in the U.S. This will only set the stage for a challenge in civillian courts that will ultimately seek to set some of the most dangerous terrorists free on US soil…
Key House Democrats plan to insist the Pentagon shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and are contemplating the relocation of many of the 385 or so remaining terrorist suspects to military brigs along the East Coast — including Quantico, Va., and Charleston, S.C.
“It sets us back in the war on terrorism to be maintaining Guantanamo,” said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who’s heading an investigation of the facility for the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
“It will enhance our reputation to close it down and to apply our system of justice to all of these detainees,” he added.
After two trips to Guantanamo, Moran told The Politico that he’s recommending Congress cut funding to the detention center at the end of summer 2008. The men held there should then be released, tried or moved to the United States, he said.
One of the More disturbing paragraphs is this;
And to make the measure more palatable to Republicans, Moran said he would suggest the detainees be transferred to military bases that would allow them to be tried in federal courts under the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The goal here is to keep violent terrorists in custody not to enhance our reputation with terror appeasing regimes. The circumstances of battlefield detainees prevent applying civillian rules of law to the legal proceedings. Transferring jurisdiction to a civillian court regardless of what Circuit it is only puts us in a far more dangerous situation.
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