Los Angeles Times reported Human rights advocates are urging the incoming Obama administration to allow some detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to resettle as U.S. residents as part of any plan to close the controversial facility.
And what do we do when they then attack America, but this time as a U.S. Resident?Taking such a step would go beyond plans outlined so far to close the prison and transfer detainees to other countries or to military prisons on the U.S. mainland. But allowing a small number -- perhaps only two or three -- to live freely in the U.S.
What indication do we have that they want to live freely here, rather than just killing as many as they can?could help persuade other countries to accept some of them as well.
No one wants them. At least some of them have said they want us to kill them, so that they can die a martyr. Why not accomodate them and let Allah sort it out."If we want European and other countries to feel comfortable taking at least some of the prisoners off American hands, the U.S. will have to show it is OK by taking some itself," said Tom Malinowski, the Washington advocacy director of Human Rights Watch.
Or maybe we should consider what it is about these people that no one wants them, even their home country.