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The Midnight Push to Empty Out Guantanamo

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Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has this op-ed in the WSJ with the above title.

With less than a month remaining in office, President Obama is racing to free 19 more detainees from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay. If history is any guide, this means that dangerous jihadists will be released to countries ill-equipped to handle them.

While many wondered whether Mr. Obama would fulfill his 2008 campaign promise to close Gitmo by breaking a bipartisan law barring him from bringing detainees to the U.S., the House Foreign Affairs Committee has remained focused on the president's push to empty out the prison through reckless transfers to other countries.
The correct path to emptying Gitmo seems rather obvious.  The lesser detainees have already been released or transferred.  The major ones, for the most part, have been in custody long enough as to no longer have value for interrogation for intelligence purposes.  What do we do with them, if we don't want to keep them in Gitmo or transfer them to foreign governments?

They should not be on American soil; they should be in it.  Why is KSM still alive?

The military tribunals were set up to be swift.  Unlike the independent Article III judiciary, they are under the command of the commander-in-chief.  So order them to get it done.

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