According to one letter writer (1/27), it is immoral and inhumane to keep terrorists penned up at Gitmo. That argument is easily cast aside. I, for one, remember the glee and joy of some Muslims as they danced in the streets after 9/11.
Here is what you need to know about Gitmo, the closing of which has nothing to do with the inmates there.
First, President Obama needed to pander to his base.
Second, he needed to inform the CIA and military as to who is boss.
Third, do you think that, in his infinite wisdom, Obama cares what happens to the inmates?
Fourth, Obama can’t stand the thought that Bush actually found the best place in the world to keep them.
Fifth, he has a year to change his mind.
If left to me, I would convert an old freighter into a prison ship and have it crewed and captained by Bosnian Serbs.