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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, November 17, 2008

Will Obama Bring Guantanamo Bay to the U.S.?

By Hugh Hewitt

President-elect Obama's legal team is exploring quick steps to shut down the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and bring the prisoners to the U.S. where they will be integrated into the U.S. prison system and possibly into our criminal justice system as well. In fact, Congress has not acted in response to the Supreme Court decision of last year that extended habeas corpus rights to the Gitmo detainees, and the legal status of the military tribunals and the prisoners remains hotly contested in the federal courts.

We don't know where the courts will end their reviews of the unlawful combatants legal status, but we are certain that bringing these suspected killers to the U.S. is a very bad idea. We urge the president-elect to abandon his electioneering sloganeering and instead focus on the perils of importing even prisoners who are terrorists into the United States.


  • John McCain, Mr Obama's Republican challenger for the White House, also pledged to close Guantanamo, but wanted to continue the tribunals on US soil. Mr Obama, the future 44th president, is also expected to use his executive powers to reverse Bush administration policies on a range of issues, including stem cell research and oil exploration.

    By Blogger sallreen, at 3:20 AM  

  • You are correct. I did not agree with McCain on many issues.

    And this is but one of them.

    I am hard pressed to think of anything I agree upon with Mr. Obama.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 10:27 AM  

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