When President Obama came into office the first term he promised that Guantanamo Bay would be closed. It is an oppressive place where people are held when they have not even been tried and convicted of any crime. So the promise does need to be kept and the place closed down.
Guantanamo Bay should certainly stay open in order to be used for the United States military use it to hold the most dangerous terrorists in the world. The military does a great job of holding the prisoners there while at the same time protecting the American guards that are stationed there.
It goes against everything that we should stand for. We should have learned our lesson with the camps from the past. Japanese and Jewish. You can't put people in these types of places without due process. It has its place,but not in the extent it is, harsh ciminals do need a different prison,but not like this,its wrong.
When the prisoners come in they are in jumpsuits, hand cuffs, earmuffs, and black hoods. They are sexually abused and force fed. Some are also waterboarded. There are 41 men still imprisoned 5 of which were cleared for release but not released. There are also no women. That could be a good or bad thing. Multiple people attempt to commit suicide. Only one has succeeded and one dies of cancer one of a heart attack. Guantanamo is used to house muslim militants and suspected terrorists. These are the reasons why Guantanamo Bay Prison should be closed.
Because it considers torture of prisoners under international law.The detention camp holds prisoners who are not charged with a crime for years at a time. Guantanamo Bay is unconstitutional because it violates human rights, alleges illegal detention, and the torturous treatment of prisoners. Nobody should be force fed, water boarded, or pushed and kicked to interrogation rooms. A former detainee said"i do not want to kill myself. My religion prohibits suicide. But i will not eat or drink until i die, if necessary, to protest the injustice of this place. We want to get out of this place." Force feeding prisoners with tubes(a harsh process) violates the human rights of people. Every competent patient has the right to refuse medical intervention, even if it is life-saving intervention.
If America is a great country then why does it torture innocent people and put people in a camp were they want to kill themselves. Guantanamo bay needs to be shut down if America is a free and good country.
Alright, so I agree that a new prison would open up, but Guantanamo isn't just a prison, it's also a torture camp. I mean, of course these people should be imprisioned, but to torture people without even the intent of gaining information isn't right. Just saying I used to agree that it should be kept, then I found out about the torture literally a half hour ago.
No, I do not think that this bay should be closed, because it is a very important historical site for us, and needs to be kept running since it is a very good prison, and has been doing a good job for a very long time, so why shut it down.
Even if Guantanamo were closed, a new prison would just fill up somewhere else. This problem was already partially addressed when new prisons arose in locations around Baghdad. It became easier to keep them locally anyhow. Those left in Guantanamo are kept there because it is cheaper, easier, and safer to keep them there. The Americans do not fully understand what it takes to move a single prisoner, much less a whole prison.