Powell: Close Guantanamo Now
Atlantic Monthly‘s James Bennet reports that former Secretary of State Colin Powell called yesterday for the closing of Gitmo.
“Guantanamo ought to be closed immediately,” Powell said. He said the value of holding prisoners there was unclear, but the price we were paying around the world for doing so was obvious. He said we should not release the prisoners and dismissed the objection there was no other alternative. “We have ways of dealing with this population” that do not require Gitmo, he said.
Indeed. I’ve been saying this for at least two years now.