Ok, this needs to be discussed – everyone that wants to close Gitmo displays their ignorance and fails to understand THAT WE NEED GITMO!
A country like the USA needs an open, transparent, extra-territorial and extra-judicial facility like Gitmo.
The alternative, if you close Gitmo, is what you dreamers want even less, and what we had before — invisible, secret prisons in third-works countries like Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand — or handing over detainees to our ‘partners’, like Israel’s Mossad.
At which point these detainees cease to exist, you don’t know where they are, or what will happen to them.
There is no third option.
Gitmo is a legitimate, open and transparent prison, in which is laws and rights do not exist, so detainees can’t exploit them, or use them towards their own ends.
It’s really that simple.