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Should Gitmo be Closed?

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Started: 1/23/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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pickle338

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President Obama has closed Gitmo. Should it be closed, and where are we going to put all of the terrorists?
TombLikeBomb

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Gitmo has been scheduled to close. Where do "we" put all the "terrorists"? The Camden County Jail just closed, with nearly a thousand inmates to be redistributed. Compared to that, Gitmo should be a cinch. Of course, "terrorists" is inaccurate. As Republican senator Arlen Specter has said, the inmates are being held on "the flimsiest of hearsay."
Debate Round No. 1
pickle338

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Yes but Gitmo holds much more dangerous people even if they are not terrorists. I support Pres. Obama on almost all of his issues, but i tend to be more of a moderate democrat. This decision just baffles me completely.
TombLikeBomb

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Is it true that "Gitmo holds much more dangerous people even if they are not terrorists"? If you're accused of murder, and you're found not to be a murderer, does it make you a rapist? Does a wrong—or even right—accusation of terrorism make one an expert escapist? Presumably, these inmates' holding cells will not come furnished with explosives. If the inmates are guilty of anything, it will come out in court, there day in which is long due. Sure, there's a chance someone will slip through, but when is that ever not the case? One alternative is to imprison everyone: we cannot be certain anyone is not a criminal or even a terrorist! It's dangerous to let people go when you're not certain they're innocent, but it's beyond dangerous to imprison innocent people: there's an absolute certainty they'll lose their freedom. Hence, the "reasonable doubt" test in criminal law. Even Obama is well to the right of world opinion, so there can be no argument from "moderation" here.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by LoveyounoHomo 8 years ago
LoveyounoHomo
He wasnt inaguarated-
Hes closing Gitmo-
His first interview was with an arabic media-

.......Enough said

(PS Just kidding)
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