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Pete Hoekstra: US Shouldn’t Close Guantanamo — It’s a “Great Place”

Pete Hoesktra (T-MI) doesn’t understand why we should close Gitmo “while we are still under the threat from radical jihadists.”

Congressman Hoesktra, meet General Petraeus.

The head of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, has told RFE/RL he thinks that “on balance” the expected closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and abandonment of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques will “help” U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the struggle against transnational extremist violence.

Petraeus says that closing Guantanamo “in a responsible manner…sends an important message to the world, as does the commitment of the United States to observe the Geneva Convention when it comes to the treatment of detainees.”

Might’ve been nice if Bob had put this to Crazy Pete, but I guess that would’ve been asking too much.

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