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Cheney: No Plans To Shut Down Guantanamo (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 05:37 PM
American Vice President Cheney has said that the Guantanamo Bay detention center will not be closed. His comments come after repeated calls from both Democrats and Republicans to close the center down. Ex-President Carter added to the call to shut down the detention center as he believes it is hurting America's international image.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday there are no plans for now to shutter the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay where terrorism suspects are held. "The important thing here to understand is that the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people," he said.

"I mean, these are terrorists for the most part. These are people that were captured in the battlefield of Afghanistan or rounded up as part of the al-Qaida network," he said in an interview to be aired Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."

Human rights activists and some lawmakers — mostly Democrats — are pressing for the prison's closure because of allegations of torture and abuse of detainees. President Bush has said his administration is "exploring all alternatives" for detaining the prisoners.

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Here's how Cheney chooses to defend his governments actions:

"the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people".

Then why are they being held with no trial? If they are "bad people" they should have been charged within days of being arrested. The fact that they are being held for over 3 years with no charges only highlights the lack of evidence the Bush administration has against these detainees.

If the United States government cared at all for the rule of law that they seek to install around the World they should shut this place down immediately and beg forgiveness from those it wrongfully detained for 3 years.

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