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-- General Dwight D Eisenhower

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Should the Guantanamo Bay prison facilities be closed?

Yes23 %23 %23 % 23.67 % (40)
No68 %68 %68 % 68.05 % (115)
I do not know5 %5 %5 % 5.33 % (9)
I have no opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.78 % (3)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.18 % (2)

Total votes: 169
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Re: Should the Guantanamo Bay prison facilities be closed?
by Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2005
I believe so, but probably not for the reasons that so many are offering these days. Gitmo is no "Gulag", by a long shot.
However, I regard it as being distasteful to maintain a military base on an island whose government ours has been trying its best to destroy at the behest of an extreme minority of our citizens... and, I would much rather have those prisoners, and their caretakers, on American soil... perhaps reopen a recently deceased military installation.

Re: Should the Guantanamo Bay prison facilities be closed?
by SEATJERKER
on Jun 16, 2005

Not only should we keep Gitmo open, we should send Sen. Durbin there as a willing collaborator with the enemy. I don't want any scumbag terrorist on American soil, not now, not ever. On a practical side, the Federal prison system has neither the room nor the training on how to deal with this type of vermin; the most practical solution is to keep it open, and let it continue to be a terminal stop for terroirsts, and a thorn in Castro's ass for all I care.


Re: Should the Guantanamo Bay prison facilities be closed?
by Anonymous
on Jun 20, 2005

No it should not be closed but it should be looked at and cleaned up.


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