Obama to Close Gitmo — Where To Put the “High Value” Detainees?
PEBO’s going to issue an order to close the detention center at Gitmo during his first week in office, maybe even his first day in office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office — and perhaps his first day — to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential transition team advisers.
How cool is that? Really, Mr. President Elect? Good way to start.
Anyway, one of the thorniest issues confronting the very smart people doing the detention center closing is where to put the detainees:
"It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize and we are going to get it done, but part of the challenge that you have is that you have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom who may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial or have not gone through some adjudication," Obama said on ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday when asked whether he would close the prison in his first 100 days.
So, how would you handle this? Seriously.
I’m looking for your good suggestions and ideas.
Where should the detainees go?
And by what process should they get there?