Today President Obama signed orders, 3 in all, with one directing that Guantanamo Bay be closed within the year. This is interesting because many, including myself, would like to see this place closed down but there are people who believe that the people being held there are all terrorists.
My understanding is that many of the people held there were mass rounded up, with others brought in piecemeal based on undisclosed charges at various times, and though most are adults, some are young teenagers. It is also my understanding that up to this point there has been no evidence or charges filed on most, if not all, of the so-called terrorists being held there so how, in reality, do we know that they are really and truly terrorists? Just because they are Iraqi or Afghan or sympathetic to Al Qaeda causes? This automatically makes them terrorists? People here in the States are sympathetic to the Confederate flag and I do not think they are terrorists…
As a side note, if people are sympathetic to Rush Limbaugh, or idiots like him, how come they are not called terrorists? Limbaugh’s arrogant, ignorant, rabble-rousing comments have even reached the ears of middle school students in Wisconsin. Limbaugh interrupted the inauguration broadcast which the students were listening to via radio and now is in the middle of trying to make up for his inappropriate comments. I do not understand what Limbaugh is still doing on the air or why any decent broadcasting station would allow him air time… Sorry I know I got off subject here.
Anyway as I said, the Guantanamo Bay issue will be interesting. People will be arguing from both ends of the spectrum on this issue and that freaking terrorist b.s. will be flung from one end to the other. I especially like the argument about where to send them… Why is Iraq or Afghanistan not an option? That’s where they came from originally. That’s where their homes and families are.
What’s your opinion?