What is The BIg Deal?
As the battle rages over Guantanamo Bay, I have to ask, what is the big deal if Gitmo stays open? Why should Gitmo be closed? Any terrorists moved is being moved out of a very secure prison with a perfect record as far as escapes go. Even if they do escape, they still have to cross the Caribbean and avoid the Coast Guard to get anywhere. Moving the terrorists means either putting them inside the US-in a prison that may or may not be as secure as a Gitmo and where they could reek havoc and kill many if they escape into our towns and cities-or we could move them into a foreign nation,-where we have little control over what happens to them and where security could be lax-but their aren’t many foreign nations stupid enough to want to house terrorists.
The main reason for closing Guantanamo Bay is that many believe it is a recruiting tool for terrorists. I find that ridiculous. Anyone smart enough to set up a network like Al Qaeda is smart enough to use effective propaganda. It doesn’t matter if we gave captured terrorists penthouse suites, terrorist leaders would just lie. Any atrocities we commit will be exaggerated and any kindnesses we have shown will be ignored (somewhat like what the media did to Bush). Terrorists either won’t expect much better than what they do to their prisoners. Also these terrorists are religiously motivated; they aren’t fighting because of human rights violations, they are fighting because they have been called to subjugate the Great Satan (us) and the Little Satan (Israel). They hate us because we support Israel, whom they hate because they control the Holy City, have beaten back Muslim forces several times, and control land that was at one time under Muslim control (Any land once under control of Islam, must always be under the control of Islam).
The real reason people are trying to close Gitmo is politics, its about image and nothing more. The kind, benevolent Democrats stop the cruel, cowboy Republicans and begin the peace process with our enemies who attacked because they were alienated by Bush. The problem is, our enemies don’t want peace. As the Koran states, the only reason for a ceasefire is to prepare for the next battle.