Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Military Commissions Trials Resume

I have been remiss in posting - my sincere apologies. This recent news warrants attention.

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday to resume military trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This is excellent news! Not only is there now support for resolution of these terrorists' disposition, but America will take a sensible course of action by putting them to trial. Thank God Congress has continued to oppose efforts to house the Guantanamo detainees within the US.

Here is a quick thought: There will be 80 or so tried of the 170 or so left at GTMO.

At it's height in 2003, GTMO had over 800 detainees. Most of these detainees have been sent home to their countries, or have been received by other countries. There is a reason why there are 170ish detainees left at GTMO. These are not people any country is willing to take. It's not because other countries don't have the money or the time. It's for some other reason...maybe because these remaining detainees truly are the worst of the worst. They are undoubtedly terrorists who pose immense risk to the national security of any nation. 170 minus the 80 who will go to trial leaves about 90 to be housed forever, probably in Guantanamo. Our country will dump billions into housing these 90 terrorists for the duration of their lives. I am more than happy to pay taxes for the next 40 years that support their continued detention if they will never be put to trial. And I would be pleased to pay the same taxes if it supported their trials.

Our American dollars are well worth what they purchase in national security assurance.

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