Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Gitmo prisoners: why not jail them in the US? ... by gimleteye
Isn't it wrong to refuse incarcerating prisoners/terrorists in our own jails on our own territory? I understand it is not popular to have terrorists or enemy combatants on US soil. Is it a security concern? When was the last time a prisoner broke out of a maximum security facility? I just don't see why we feel it is necessary to imprison enemies/terrorists/criminals elsewhere. If the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are legitimate enough to commit the blood and treasure of American children, why isn't America good enough to hold their murderers and plotters? Do you see a difference between jailing maximum security prisoners tried and sentenced for domestic crimes as opposed to jailing terrorists awaiting trial or convicted here?