Thursday, January 22, 2009
Gitmo Topic On Paltalk
Murtha - detainees welcome
President Obama's order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within a year will be the topic tomorrow, Friday January 23 on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com.
Reaction to the anticipated order is varied.
Some family members of 9/11 victims are upset that, in conjunction with the decision to close Guantanamo Bay, military tribunals there have been, for the time being at least, halted. They are looking for assurances that the detainees who have been charged will be tried, if not by the military, then by the civilian court system.
Speaking tonight on Larry King Live, U.S. senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain echoed that sentiment. He thinks that, while closing Gitmo is a good thing, setting a timetable put too much pressure on efforts to resolve the ancillary issues. Like trials for the detainees. And determining what to do with them.
At least one congressman says he has an answer. John Murtha (D-PA) says send them to his district. Since the prisons in the area he represents are filled, Murtha presumably is angling for the building of a new prison, or prisons, to house them in. Something that would create jobs for the people he represents.
To discuss the ordered closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility at 5 PM New York time Friday January 23 on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com CLICK HERE.
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